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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Geranyl acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetate
JECFA number 58
CAS number 105-87-3
FEMA number 2509
COE number 201
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 196.29
Chemical formula C12H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a floral odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; slightly soluble in propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerine, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 9 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 240-245°
Assay min % 90% (by ester determination)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.458-1.464
Specific gravity 0.900-0.914
Other requirements (equivalence factor for assay = 98.15)
ID Test IR