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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha-Hexylcinnamaldehyde
Synonym(s) H.C.A.;Hexyl cinnamic aldehyde;alpha-n-Hexyl-beta-phenylacrolein;alpha-n-Hexylcinnamic aldehyde;2-Benzylideneoctanal;Jasmonal H.
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name alpha-Hexylcinnamaldehyde
JECFA number 686
CAS number 101-86-0
FEMA number 2569
COE number 129
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 216.32
Chemical formula C15H20O
Physical form/odour Pale yellow liquid, jasmine like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; miscible in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 174-175° (15 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.547-1.553
Specific gravity 0.950-0.961
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