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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Linalyl octanoate
Synonym(s) Linalyl octylate;Linalyl caprylate;Linalyl octoate;3,7-Dimethyl-1,6-octadien-3-yl octanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,5-Dimethyl-1-ethenylhex-4-enyl octanoate
JECFA number 365
CAS number 10024-64-3
FEMA number 2644
COE number 397
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 280.46
Chemical formula C18H32O2
Physical form/odour colourless, oily liquid
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 264°
Assay min % 93% (min. 98% octanoate esters of linalool and related terpene alcohols)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.454-1.460
Specific gravity 0.877-0.883
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