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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Damascenone
Synonym(s) Floriffone;4-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-dienyl)but-2-en-4-one
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-1,3-cyclohexadienyl)-2-buten-1-one
JECFA number 387
CAS number 23696-85-7
FEMA number 3420
COE number 11197
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 190.28
Chemical formula C13H18O
Physical form/odour pale yellow to yellow liquid with a floral, fruity odour
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 10 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 60°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.508-1.514
Specific gravity 0.945-0.952 (20°)
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