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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hydroxycitronellal
Synonym(s) Citronellaldehyde;Oxdihydrocitronellal;7-Hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal
Latest JECFA evaluation 1999 (Session 53)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 7-Hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal
JECFA number 611
CAS number 107-75-5
FEMA number 2583
COE number 100
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 172.27
Chemical formula C10H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with sweet floral lily-like odour
Solubility slightly soluble in water; soluble in alcohol, propylene glycol, and oils; insoluble in glycerol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 50% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 241°; 94-96° (1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.447-1.450
Specific gravity 0.918-0.923
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