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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hydroxycitronellal propyleneglycol acetal
Synonym(s) 1,3-Dioxolane-2-hexanol, alpha,alpha,epsilon,4-tetramethyl-
Latest JECFA evaluation 2010 (Session 73)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6-dimethyl-7-(4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl)heptan-2-ol
JECFA number 1975
CAS number 93804-64-9
FEMA number 4485
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 230.34
Chemical formula C13H26O3
Physical form/odour Clear colourless liquid; Delicate green to floral aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 306-307°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.449-1.455 (25°)
Specific gravity 0.957-0.967 (20°)
Other requirements
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