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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Citronellyl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octen-1-yl butanoate
JECFA number 65
CAS number 141-16-2
FEMA number 2312
COE number 275
FLAVIS number 09.049
Molecular weight 226.36
Chemical formula C14H26O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/strong, fruity-rosy odour
Solubility miscible with alcohol, ether, most fixed oils, chloroform; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 6 ml 80% alcohol gives clear soln
Boiling point (°C) 245°
Assay min % 90% (total esters)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.444-1.448
Specific gravity 0.873-0.883
Other requirements SC: citronellol
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