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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Octanol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octan-3-ol
JECFA number 291
CAS number 589-98-0
FEMA number 3581
COE number 11715
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.23
Chemical formula C8H18O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a strong, oily-nutty, herbaceous odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, ether; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 174°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.425-1.429
Specific gravity 0.817-0.824
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