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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Linalyl formate
Synonym(s) Linalool formate;3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-yl formate;3,7-dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-yl formic acid ester
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,5-Dimethyl-1-ethenylhex-4-enyl formate
JECFA number 358
CAS number 115-99-1
FEMA number 2642
COE number 347
FLAVIS number 09.080
Molecular weight 182.26
Chemical formula C11H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a fresh, citrus, green, herbaceous, bergamot-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; slightly soluble in propylene glycol and water; insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 6 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 202°
Assay min % 90%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.453-1.458
Specific gravity 0.910-0.918
Other requirements SC: linalool
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