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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Formyl-6,6-dimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene (Myrtenal)
Synonym(s) 6,6-Dimethyl-2-norpinene-2-carboxaldehyde;Benihinal;Pin-2-ene-1-carbaldehyde;2-Formyl-6,6-dimethyl-2-norpinene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6,6-Dimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene-2-carboxaldehyde
JECFA number 980
CAS number 564-94-3
FEMA number 3395
COE number 10379
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; refreshing, spicy-herbaceous odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 220°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.496-1.507
Specific gravity 0.984-0.990
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