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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Methyl 3,7-dimethyl-6-octenoate
Synonym(s) Methyl citronellate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Methyl 3,7-dimethyloct-6-enoate
JECFA number 354
CAS number 2270-60-2
FEMA number 3361
COE number 10781
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 184.28
Chemical formula C11H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 88° (20 mmHg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.437-1.443
Specific gravity 0.897-0.907
Other requirements
ID Test IR, MS