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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1,2,5,6-Tetrahydrocuminic acid
Synonym(s) 4-(1-Methylethyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid;4-Isopropyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carboxylic acid
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-(4-Isopropylcyclohex-3-enyl) carboxylic acid
JECFA number 976
CAS number 71298-42-5
FEMA number 3731
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 168.24
Chemical formula C10H16O2
Physical form/odour Crystalline solid; cuminic, sweaty odour
Solubility Slightly soluble in water (0.01%); soluble in fats (10% in vegetable oil)
Solubility in ethanol Soluble at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements m.p. 61°