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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Oleic Acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (Z)-Octadeca-9-enoic acid
JECFA number 333
CAS number 112-80-1
FEMA number 2815
COE number 13
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 282.47
Chemical formula C18H34O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow, oily liquid with a characteristic lard-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; miscible in alcohol, ether, fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 194-195° (1.2 mm Hg)
Assay min % 90% (min. 99% oleic, palmitic and other fatty acids)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.46
Specific gravity 0.892-0.898
Other requirements Melting point 13.4; Heavy Metals: <=10 mg/kg; Iodine Value: 83-103; Residue on Ignition: <=0.01%; Saponification Value: 196-206; Unsaponifiable Matter: <=2.0%; Water: <=0.4%
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