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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring d-Carvone
Synonym(s) dextro-Carvone, (+)-carvone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Tentative
Information required Safety evaluation not completed.
Chemical name p-Mentha-6,8-dien-2-one
JECFA number 380.1
CAS number 2244-16-8
FEMA number 2249
COE number 146
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour ((+)-form) colourless to light yellow liquid with a caraway-like odour
Solubility soluble in propylene glycol and most fixed oils; insoluble in glycerol; miscible with alcohol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 5 ml 60% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 230°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.496-1.499
Specific gravity 0.955-0.960
Other requirements Optical rotation: +50° to +60°
ID Test IR
Spectrum