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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Linalyl acetate
Synonym(s) Bergamol;Linalool acetate;3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-yl acetate;Licareol acetate
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 1,5-Dimethyl-1-ethenylhex-4-enyl acetate
JECFA number 359
CAS number 115-95-7
FEMA number 2636
COE number 203
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 196.29
Chemical formula C12H20O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a floral, fruity odour
Solubility slightly soluble in propylene glycol; insoluble in glycerol and water; miscible with alcohol and fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 5 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 220°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max 0.5
Refractive index 1.448-1.452
Specific gravity 0.895-0.914
Other requirements Optical rotation: -1° to +1°
ID Test IR