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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Linalyl propionate
Synonym(s) 3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-yl propionate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,5-Dimethyl-1-ethenylhex-4-enyl propionate
JECFA number 360
CAS number 144-39-8
FEMA number 2645
COE number 411
FLAVIS number 09.130
Molecular weight 210.32
Chemical formula C13H22O2
Physical form/odour colourless or almost colourless liquid with a fresh, floral, sweet, fruity, pear-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol and most fixed oils; slightly soluble in propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 7 ml 70% alcohol; 1 ml in 2 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 226°
Assay min % 92%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.449-1.454
Specific gravity 0.893-0.902
Other requirements Optical rotation: -1° to +1°; 2-5% linalool
ID Test IR