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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1-Octen-3-ol
Synonym(s) Amyl vinyl carbinol;3-Octenol;n-Pentyl vinyl carbinol;Matsutake alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Oct-1-en-3-ol
JECFA number 1152
CAS number 3391-86-4
FEMA number 2805
COE number 72
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 128.21
Chemical formula C8H16O
Physical form/odour Colourless oily liquid; powerful sweet earthy odour with strong herbaceous note reminiscent of lavender-lavadin, rose and hay
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 175-175.2°
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.431-1.442
Specific gravity 0.835-0.845
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