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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Dihydrocarvone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Menth-8-en-2-one
JECFA number 377
CAS number 7764-50-3
FEMA number 3565
COE number 11703
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.24
Chemical formula C10H16O
Physical form/odour almost colourless liquid with a herbaceous, spearmint-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol and most fixed oils; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 220-222°
Assay min % 77% (min. 97% dihydrocarvone + carvone + the corresponding alcohols)
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.470-1.474
Specific gravity 0.923-0.928
Other requirements
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