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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring l-Carvone
Synonym(s) laevo-Carvone, (-)-carvone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Tentative
Information required Safety evaluation not completed.
Chemical name p-Mentha-6,8-dien-2-one
JECFA number 380.2
CAS number 6485-40-1
FEMA number 2249
COE number 146
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour (l-form) colourless to pale strawberry coloured liquid with a spearmint-like odour
Solubility soluble in propylene glycol and most fixed oils; insoluble in glycerol; miscible with alcohol
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 2 ml 70% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 231°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.495-1.499
Specific gravity 0.956-0.960
Other requirements Optical rotation: -62° to -57°
ID Test IR