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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring beta-Damascone
Synonym(s) Dorinone;Damasione;Dihydro floriffone B;4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-enyl)but-2-en-4-one
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-1-cyclohexenyl)-2-buten-1-one
JECFA number 384
CAS number 23726-92-3
FEMA number 3243
COE number 2340
FLAVIS number 07.083
Molecular weight 192.3
Chemical formula C13H20O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a complex fruity floral odour
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 10 ml 95%
Boiling point (°C) 67-70°
Assay min % 90% (sum of cis and trans isomers)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.496-1.501
Specific gravity 0.934-0.942 (20°)
Other requirements SC: alpha- and delta-damascone
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