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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring p-Menth-1-en-9-al
Synonym(s) Carvomenthenal
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name p-Menth-1-en-9-al
JECFA number 971
CAS number 29548-14-9
FEMA number 3178
COE number 10347
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 152.24
Chemical formula C10H16O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; powerful spicy, herbaceous odour
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol Miscible at room temperature
Boiling point (°C) 95° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.458-1.466
Specific gravity 0.904-0.916 (20°)
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