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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 6,6-Myrtenyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name (6,6-Dimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-en-2-yl)methyl formate
JECFA number 983
CAS number 72928-52-0
FEMA number 3405
COE number 10858
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 180.25
Chemical formula C11H16O2
Physical form/odour Almost colourless liquid; powerful woody pine note with an oily undertone of the linseed type
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in organic solvents and oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 127-130° (40 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.477-1.483
Specific gravity 1.004-1.010 (20°)
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