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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octanal dimethyl acetal
Synonym(s) Aldehyde C-8 dimethyl acetal;Capryl aldehyde dimethyl acetal;Resedyl acetal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,1-Dimethoxyoctane
JECFA number 942
CAS number 10022-28-3
FEMA number 2798
COE number 42
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 174.28
Chemical formula C10H22O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a green, woody, citrusy odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents, oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 185°; 60° (15 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.410-1.420
Specific gravity 0.841-0.851
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