cis+trans-para-1(7)8-menthadien-2-yl acetate
menthadienyl acetate
Flavouring agent for candies
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(2-methylidene-5-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexyl) acetate (Click)
CAS Number: 71660-03-2Picture of molecule
Nikkaji Web: J919.818K
XlogP3-AA: 2.90 (est)
Molecular Weight: 194.27386000
Formula: C12 H18 O2
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EFSA/JECFA Comments: Mixtures of diastereoisomers (25 % of each) (EFFA, 2012b). Registername to be changed to Cyclohexyl, 2-methylene-5-(1-methylethenyl) acetate.
Category: flavoring agents
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 1098  cis and trans-p-1(7)8-menthadien-2-yl acetate
Flavis Number: 09.930 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 09.930  cyclohexanol, 2-methylene-5-(1-methylethenyl)-, acetate
FEMA Number: 3848  menthadienyl acetate
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00 % sum of isomers
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 0.96400 to 0.97000 @  25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 8.021 to  8.071
Refractive Index: 1.47300 to 1.47900 @  20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 77.00 to  79.00 °C. @ 0.10 mm Hg
Acid Value: 1.00 max. KOH/g
Vapor Pressure: 0.031000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 198.00 °F. TCC ( 92.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 3.314 (est)
Soluble in:
 water, 8.617 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: fruity
Odor Strength: medium
 minty  spearmint  
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
minty spearmint
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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For experimental / research use only.
Cyclohexanol,2-methylene-5-(1-methylethenyl)-, 1-acetate
cis+trans-para-1(7)8-menthadien-2-yl acetate
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Safety Information:
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents
Recommendation for cis+trans-para-1(7)8-menthadien-2-yl acetate usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.61 (μg/capita/day)
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-USA): 0.60 (μg/capita/day)
Structure Class: II
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 18
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: --
beverages(nonalcoholic): 2.0000010.00000
beverages(alcoholic): 5.0000020.00000
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: 50.00000100.00000
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: 5.0000020.00000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: 5.0000020.00000
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: 5.0000020.00000
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
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Safety References:
European Food Safety Athority(efsa): Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):
List of apha, beta-Unsaturated Aldehydes and Ketones representative of FGE.19 substances for Genotoxicity Testing [1] - Statement of the Panel on Food Contact Materials, Enzymes, Flavourings and Processing Aids (CEF)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 211 (FGE.211): Consideration of genotoxicity data on representatives for one alpha,beta-unsaturated ketone and three precursors from chemical subgroup 2.5 of FGE.19 by EFSA
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 51, Revision 1 (FGE.51Rev1): Consideration of alicyclic ketones and secondary alcohols and related esters evaluated by the JECFA (59th meeting) structurally related to alicyclic ketones secondary alcohols and related esters in FGE.09Rev3 (2011)
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Flavouring Group Evaluation 51, Revision 2 (FGE.51Rev2): Consideration of alicyclic ketones and secondary alcohols and related esters evaluated by JECFA (59th meeting) structurally related to alicyclic ketones secondary alcohols and related esters in FGE.09Rev6 (2015)
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EPI System: View
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 524461
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
 (2-methylidene-5-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexyl) acetate
Chemidplus: 0071660032
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 (2-methylidene-5-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexyl) acetate
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid): 524461
Pubchem (sid): 10540655
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Other Information:
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
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(IUPAC): Periodic Table of the Elements
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): HMDB38292
FooDB: FDB017621
VCF-Online: VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider: View
Read: Under the conditions of intended use - New developments in the FEMA GRAS program and the safety assessment of flavor ingredients
Read: A GRAS assessment program for flavor ingredients
Read: Sensory testing for flavorings with modifying properties. Food Technology
Read: Criteria for the safety evaluation of flavoring substances
Read: A procedure for the safety evaluation of natural flavor complexes used as ingredients in food: essential oils
Read: FEMA Expert Panel: 30 Years of safety evaluation for the flavor industry
Read: Consumption ratio and food predominance of flavoring materials
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Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
 dill seed oil indianFL/FR
 carvyl acetateFL/FR
 spearmint absoluteFL/FR
 spearmint oil americaFL/FR
 spearmint oil terpenelessFL/FR
 mint lactoneFL/FR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
 mint lactoneFL/FR
 carvyl acetateFL/FR
 spearmint absoluteFL/FR
 spearmint oil americaFL/FR
 spearmint oil terpenelessFL/FR
 dill seed oil indianFL/FR
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Potential Uses:
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
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 acetic acid p-1(7),8-menthadien-2-yl ester
 acetic acid p-mentha-1(7),8-dien-2-yl ester
 acetic acid para-1(7),8-menthadien-2-yl ester
 acetic acid, p-1(7),8-menthadien-2-yl ester
 cyclohexanol, 2-methylene-5-(1-methylethenyl)-, acetate
p-mentha-1(7),8-dien-2-yl acetate
para-mentha-1(7),8-dien-2-yl acetate
cis and trans-p-1(7)8-menthadien-2-yl acetate
cis+trans-p-1(7)8-menthadien-2-yl acetate
 menthadienyl acetate
2-methylene-5-isopropenyl-cyclohexyl acetate
2-methylene-5-isopropenylcyclohexyl acetate
2-methylidene-5-(prop-1-en-2-yl)cyclohexyl acetate
(2-methylidene-5-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexyl) acetate
5-isopropenyl-2-methylenecyclohexyl acetate
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