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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-6-Nonenal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (Z)-Non-6-en-1-al
JECFA number 325
CAS number 2277-19-2
FEMA number 3580
COE number 661
FLAVIS number 05.059
Molecular weight 140.23
Chemical formula C9H16O
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a melon-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, essential oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 86° (11 mm Hg)
Assay min % 90%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.438-1.445
Specific gravity 0.843-0.855 (20°)
Other requirements SC: trans-6-nonenal
ID Test IR, MS