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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Neryl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-cis-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl formate
JECFA number 55
CAS number 2142-94-1
FEMA number 2776
COE number 2060
FLAVIS number 09.212
Molecular weight 182.26
Chemical formula C11H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid/sweet, herbaceous, green, rose odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1ml in 10 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 215-225°
Assay min % 90.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.456-1.458
Specific gravity 0.916-0.917 (15°)
Other requirements SC: geraniol, nerol; Min assay includes formate esters of citronellol, geraniol and rhodinol
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