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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,6-Dimethyl-6-hepten-1-ol
Synonym(s) alpha-Melonol
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2,6-Dimethylhept-7-en-1-ol
JECFA number 348
CAS number 36806-46-9
FEMA number 3663
COE number
FLAVIS number 02.011
Molecular weight 142.24
Chemical formula C9H18O
Physical form/odour
Solubility insoluble in water, soluble in fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 62° (1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 90%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.451
Specific gravity 0.841-0.846
Other requirements SC: 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one
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