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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Citronellyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octen-1-yl propionate
JECFA number 61
CAS number 141-14-0
FEMA number 2316
COE number 410
FLAVIS number 09.129
Molecular weight 212.33
Chemical formula C13H24O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/fruity-rosy odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 4 ml 80% alcohol gives clear soln
Boiling point (°C) 242°
Assay min % 90% (total esters)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.443-1.449
Specific gravity 0.877-0.886
Other requirements SC: citronellol
ID Test IR