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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Linalool
Synonym(s) Coriandrol;Licareol;Linalol;dl-Linalool
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol
JECFA number 356
CAS number 78-70-6
FEMA number 2635
COE number 61
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a pleasant, floral odour
Solubility soluble in fixed oils, propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol and water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 4 ml 60% alcohol; 1 ml in 2 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 198°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.461-1.465
Specific gravity 0.858-0.867
Other requirements Esters (as linalyl acetate): =< 0.5%
ID Test IR