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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Geranyl acetoacetate
Synonym(s) Geranyl beta-ketobutyrate;trans-3,7-Dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-yl acetoacetate;Geranyl 3-oxobutanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,7-Dimethylocta-2(trans),6-dienyl 3-oxobutyrate
JECFA number 599
CAS number 10032-00-5
FEMA number 2510
COE number 243
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 238.32
Chemical formula C14H22O3
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow oily liquid with sweet, fruity, winey, fermented apple-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in alcohol and oil
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 127-129° (22 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.426-1.433
Specific gravity 0.958-0.966
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