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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring cis-4-Octenol
Synonym(s) (Z)-4-Octen-1-ol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2007 (Session 68)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4(Z)-Octenol
JECFA number 1625
CAS number 54393-36-1
FEMA number 4354
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.244
Molecular weight 128.21
Chemical formula C8H16O
Physical form/odour Clear, colourless liquid; Powerful, sweet, earthy odour with a strong herbaceous note
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in non-polar organic solvents
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 174-176°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.444-1.450
Specific gravity 0.844-0.851
Other requirements
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