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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Menthyl isovalerate
Synonym(s) Validol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Menth-3-yl isovalerate
JECFA number 432
CAS number 16409-46-4
FEMA number 2669
COE number 450
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 240.39
Chemical formula C15H28O2
Physical form/odour clear, colourless to pale yellowish oily liquid with a sweet herbaceous odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 10 ml 80% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 241°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 0.1
Refractive index 1.445-1.450
Specific gravity 0.900-0.910
Other requirements Optical Rotation: -59° to -54°
ID Test IR