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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Geranyl formate
Synonym(s)
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl formate
JECFA number 54
CAS number 1005-86-2
FEMA number 2514
COE number 343
FLAVIS number 09.076
Molecular weight 182.26
Chemical formula C11H18O2
Physical form/odour colorless to pale yellow liquid/fresh, leafy, rose-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; insoluble in glycerol, propylene glycol, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 216°
Assay min % 85% (total esters)
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.457-1.466
Specific gravity 0.906-0.920
Other requirements SC: geraniol, nerol
ID Test IR
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