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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Menth-1-en-9-ol
Synonym(s) 3-Cyclohexene-1-ethanol, beta,4-dimethyl-
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-(4-methyl-1-cyclohex-3-enyl)propan-1-ol
JECFA number 1905
CAS number 18479-68-0
FEMA number 4508
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Fruity herbal aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 115-116° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 96%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.483-1.489
Specific gravity 0.936-0.946
Other requirements Mixture of isomers: 65-67% R,R-isomer; 31-33% R,S-isomer
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