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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring alpha-Pinene
Synonym(s) 2-Pinene;2,6,6-Trimethylbicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-ene
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6,6-Trimethyl-bicyclo(3.1.1)hept-2-ene
JECFA number 1329
CAS number 80-56-8
FEMA number 2902
COE number
FLAVIS number 01.004
Molecular weight 136.24
Chemical formula C10H16
Physical form/odour Colourless mobile liquid; warm, resinous, pine-like aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 155°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max <1.0
Refractive index 1.462-1.468
Specific gravity 0.855-0.860
Other requirements Minimum assay value may include traces of limonene, beta pinene and other common C10H16 terpenes