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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-3-Hexen-1-ol
Synonym(s) Green leaf alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (Z)-Hex-3-enol
JECFA number 315
CAS number 928-96-1
FEMA number 2563
COE number 750
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 100.16
Chemical formula C6H12O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a powerful, grassy-green odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol and most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 156°
Assay min % 98.0% (sum of (Z) and (E) isomers, =>92.0% (Z))
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.439-1.441
Specific gravity 0.846-0.850
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