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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 1-Octanol
Synonym(s) Alcohol C-8;Capryl alcohol;Octyl alcohol
Latest JECFA evaluation 1997 (Session 49)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1-Octanol
JECFA number 97
CAS number 111-87-5
FEMA number 2800
COE number 54
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 130.23
Chemical formula C8H18O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid/sharp fatty-citrus odour
Solubility soluble in most fixed oils, propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerin
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 5 ml 50% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 195°
Assay min % 98.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.428-1.431
Specific gravity 0.822-0.830
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