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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Citronellyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-6-octen-1-yl formate
JECFA number 53
CAS number 105-85-1
FEMA number 2314
COE number 345
FLAVIS number 09.078
Molecular weight 184.28
Chemical formula C11H20
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/strong, fruity, floral odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; slightly soluble in propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerin, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 80% alcohol remains in soln to 10 ml
Boiling point (°C) 235°
Assay min % 90.0%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.443-1.452
Specific gravity 0.890-0.903
Other requirements SC: citronellol; Min assay includes formate esters of geraniol, nerol and rhodinol
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