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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,6-Dimethyloctanal
Synonym(s) Isodecylaldehyde;isodecanal;2,6-Dimethyl octanoic aldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6-Dimethyloctanal
JECFA number 273
CAS number 1321-89-7
FEMA number 2390
COE number 112
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 156.26
Chemical formula C10H20O
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a powerful, sweet fruit odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 82-84° (15 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.426 (d-isomer)
Specific gravity 0.825 (20°, d-isomer)
Other requirements
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