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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3,7-Dimethyl-1-octanol
Synonym(s) Tetrahydrogeraniol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyloctanol
JECFA number 272
CAS number 106-21-8
FEMA number 2391
COE number 75
FLAVIS number 02.026
Molecular weight 158.28
Chemical formula C10H22O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a sweet, rose-like odour
Solubility soluble in most fixed oils and propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 3 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 213°
Assay min % 90%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.435-1.445
Specific gravity 0.826-0.842
Other requirements SC: geraniol, citronellol
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