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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring trans-3-Hexenol
Synonym(s) Leaf alcohol;beta-gamma-hexenol;(3E)-Hexenol;(E)-3-Hexen-1-ol;(E)-3-Hexenol;trans-3-Hexen-1-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3(E)-Hexenol
JECFA number 1621
CAS number 928-97-2
FEMA number 4356
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 100.16
Chemical formula C6H12O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Grassy green aroma
Solubility Soluble in water and most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 155-157°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.437-1.442
Specific gravity 0.830-0.845
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