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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Linalyl butyrate
Synonym(s) 3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-yl butyrate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,5-Dimethyl-1-ethenylhex-4-enyl butyrate
JECFA number 361
CAS number 78-36-4
FEMA number 2639
COE number 276
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 224.34
Chemical formula C14H24O2
Physical form/odour colourless or yellowish liquid with a heavy-fruity, sweet, pear-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohols and oils, slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 232°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.451-1.456
Specific gravity 0.855-0.905
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