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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Nonanol
Synonym(s) n-Heptyl methyl carbinol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Nonan-2-ol
JECFA number 293
CAS number 628-99-9
FEMA number 3315
COE number 11803
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 144.26
Chemical formula C9H20O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol and oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 193-194°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.426-1.432
Specific gravity 0.823-0.847 (20°)
Other requirements Optical Rotation: +8.98° (19°)
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