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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Dihydrocarveol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Menth-8(9)-en-2-ol
JECFA number 378
CAS number 619-01-2
FEMA number 2379
COE number 2025
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour almost colourless, oily liquid with a spearmint-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol and most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 225° (d-isomer 222-223)
Assay min % 96.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.477-1.481
Specific gravity 0.921-0.926
Other requirements
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