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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,6,6-Trimethyl-1&2-cyclohexen-1-carboxaldehyde
Synonym(s) alpha- and beta-Cyclocitral (50-50 mixture)
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Mixture of 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-1-ene-1-carboxaldehyde and 2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohex-2-ene-1-carboxaldehyde
JECFA number 979
CAS number 432-25-7
FEMA number 3639
COE number 2133
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.23
Chemical formula C10H16O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; camphoraceous odour
Solubility Insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 62° (3 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.476-1.483
Specific gravity 0.950-0.957
Other requirements [approximately 50% alpha-cyclocitral and 50% beta-cyclocitral]
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