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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha-Terpineol
Synonym(s) 1-p-Menthen-8-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Menth-1-en-8-ol
JECFA number 366
CAS number 98-55-5
FEMA number 3045
COE number 62
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour colourless, viscous liquid with a lilac-like odour
Solubility slightly soluble in glycerol and water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 2 ml 70% alcohol; 1 ml in 4 ml 60% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 217°
Assay min % 96.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.482-1.485
Specific gravity 0.930-0.936
Other requirements Optical rotation: -35° to -15°
ID Test IR