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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 4-Decenal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Decenal
JECFA number 326
CAS number 30390-50-2
FEMA number 3264
COE number 2297
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 154.25
Chemical formula C10H18O
Physical form/odour colourless to slightly yellow liquid with an orange-like, fatty odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol and most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 78-80° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95% (min. 90% trans- isomer)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.442-1.447
Specific gravity 0.843-0.850
Other requirements
ID Test IR