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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Rhodinyl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethyl-7-octen-1-yl formate
JECFA number 56
CAS number 141-09-3
FEMA number 2984
COE number 346
FLAVIS number 09.079
Molecular weight 184.28
Chemical formula C11H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid/leafy, rose-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol, most fixed oils; insoluble in glycerol, propylene glycol, water
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 2 ml 80% alcohol gives clear soln
Boiling point (°C) 220°
Assay min % 85% (total esters)
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.453-1.458
Specific gravity 0.901-0.908
Other requirements SC: rhodinol
ID Test IR