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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Geranyl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl propionate
JECFA number 62
CAS number 105-90-8
FEMA number 2517
COE number 409
FLAVIS number 09.128
Molecular weight 210.32
Chemical formula C13H22O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/rosy, fruity odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; insoluble in glycerol, propylene glycol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 4 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 253°
Assay min % 92% (total esters)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.456-1.464
Specific gravity 0.896-0.913
Other requirements SC: geraniol, nerol
ID Test IR