carvone, dihydro-
Flavouring agent with spearmint-like flavour
  • CTC Organics
    • CTC Organics
      For More Than 40 Year
      Your source for rare aroma chemicals for the flavor and fragrance industy.
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      W0394 cis-dihydrocarvone
  • Lluch Essence
    • Lluch Essence S.L.
      A family company dedicated to sales and distribution
      Flexibility, availability, price and quality.
      Flexibility, availability, price and quality make LLUCH ESSENCE S.L. one of Europe’s references when it comes to essential oils and aroma chemicals, and it is now well known all around the world.
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  • Penta International
    • Penta International Corporation
      Chemistry innovation
      At Penta, our products and services help businesses do business better.
      For over 30 years, Penta Manufacturing Company has played a growing role in worldwide chemistry innovations and applications. As an industry leader, Penta continues to pioneer chemistry-based solutions for practically every area of commerce. Our products and expertise have helped fuel technical advances in dozens of commercial applications including flavoring, coloring, fragrances and chemical processes.
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      04-18500 DIHYDROCARVONE, Kosher
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2-methyl-5-prop-1-en-2-ylcyclohexan-1-one (Click)
CAS Number: 7764-50-3Picture of molecule
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 231-857-0
Nikkaji Web: J87.284I
MDL: MFCD00001636
CoE Number: 11703
XlogP3-AA: 2.70 (est)
Molecular Weight: 152.23672000
Formula: C10 H16 O
NMR Predictor: Predict (works with chrome or firefox)
EFSA/JECFA Comments: At least 77%; secondary components 10-15% dihydrocarveol; 5-6% carvone; 2-3% carveol. (JECFA)
Category: flavor and fragrance agents
US / EU / FDA / JECFA / FEMA / FLAVIS / Scholar / Patent Information:
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 377  dihydrocarvone
Flavis Number: 07.128 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 07.128  dihydrocarvone
FEMA Number: 3565  dihydrocarvone
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 97.00 to 100.00 % sum of isomers
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: Yes
Specific Gravity: 0.92600 @  25.00 °C.
Refractive Index: 1.47100 @  20.00 °C.
Optical Rotation: +14 to +18
Boiling Point: 87.00 to  88.00 °C. @ 6.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 222.00 to  223.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure: 0.107000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Vapor Density: 5.2 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: 192.00 °F. TCC ( 88.89 °C. )
logP (o/w): 2.850
Soluble in:
 fixed oils
 water, 1020 mg/L @ 15 °C (exp)
Insoluble in:
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: minty
Odor Strength: medium
 warm  herbal  spearmint  
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
warm powerful herbal spearmint
 cooling  minty  woody  terpenic  herbal  hay  bread rye bread  camphoreous  
Odor Description:
Cooling, minty, woody, terpy, herbal, hay, rye bread and camphoreous
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 23, No. 2, 43, (1998)
 green  spicy  minty  woody  camphoreous  
Taste Description:
at 4.00 ppm.  
Green, spicy, minty and woody with a camphoreous nuance
Mosciano, Gerard P&F 23, No. 2, 43, (1998)
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Cosmetic Information:
CosIng: cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: perfuming agents
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CTC Organics
Indenta Group
Dihydro Carvone
Lluch Essence
Penta International
Reincke & Fichtner
D-Dihydrocarvone (mixture of isomeres)
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
(+)-Dihydrocarvone, mixture of isomers
D-Dihydrocarvone, mixture of isomers, ≥97%, FCC, FG
Odor: herbaceous; minty
Certified Food Grade Products
D-Dihydrocarvone, mixture of isomers, natural, 97%, FG
Odor: herbaceous; spearmint
Wanxiang International
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Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
Xi - Irritant
R 36/38 - Irritating to skin and eyes.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 26 - In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 36 - Wear suitable protective clothing.
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.
Human Experience:
20 % solution: no irritation or sensitization.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50  > 5000 mg/kg
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 18, Pg. 665, 1980.

Dermal Toxicity:
skin-rabbit LD50 > 5000 mg/kg
Food and Cosmetics Toxicology. Vol. 18, Pg. 665, 1980.

subcutaneous-mouse LD50 2900 mg/kg
Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association, Scientific Edition. Vol. 46, Pg. 77, 1957.

Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavor and fragrance agents
Recommendation for dextro-dihydrocarvone usage levels up to:
  10.0000 % in the fragrance concentrate.
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.012 (μg/capita/day)
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: 11
Click here to view publication 11
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -15.70000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -2.70000
beverages(alcoholic): -4.00000
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -7.30000
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: -4.70000
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: --
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: -14.00000
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
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Safety References:
Flavor & Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) reference(s):
The FEMA GRAS assessment of alicyclic substances used as flavor ingredients.View pdf
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):
Flavouring Group Evaluation 9, Revision 1: (FGE.09 Rev1)[1] - Secondary alicyclic saturated and unsaturated alcohols, ketones and esters containing secondary alicyclic alcohols from chemical groups 8 and 30, and an ester of a phenol carboxylic acid from chemical group 25 - Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in Contact with Food
View page or View pdf
Flavouring Group Evaluation 9, Revision 2 (FGE.09Rev2): Secondary alicyclic saturated and unsaturated alcohols, ketones and esters containing secondary alicyclic alcohols from chemical group 8 and 30, and an ester of a phenol derivative from chemical group 25
View page or View pdf
EPI System: View
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA): 7764-50-3
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 24473
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WISER: UN 1993
WGK Germany: 2
Chemidplus: 0007764503
RTECS: OT0305000 for cas# 7764-50-3
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Leffingwell: chirality
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List: 7764-50-3
Pubchem (cid): 24473
Pubchem (sid): 134990145
Pherobase: View
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Other Information:
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
Videos: The Periodic Table of Videos
tgsc: Atomic Weights use for this web site
(IUPAC): Periodic Table of the Elements
KEGG (GenomeNet): C18018
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): HMDB36079
FooDB: FDB014914
Export Tariff Code: 2914.29.5000
VCF-Online: VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider: View
Wikipedia: View
RSC Learn Chemistry: 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
(Z)-isodihydrolavandulyl acetateFR
 cornmint oilFL/FR
 cornmint oil indiaFL/FR
homomenthyl acetateFL/FR
para-tert-butyl cyclohexanoneFR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
homomenthyl acetateFL/FR
2-methyl 3-(methyl thio) furanFL
 cornmint oilFL/FR
 cornmint oil indiaFL/FR
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Potential Uses:
 hay new mown hay foin coupeFR
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 amomum testaceum ridl. fruit oil malaysia @ 0.30%
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 caraway oil
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 caraway plant
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 caraway seed
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 caraway seed oil
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 celery seed
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 celery seed oil
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 celery seed oil CO2 extract india @ 0.02%
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 celery seed oil india @ 0.07%
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 dill herb
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 dill leaf
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 dill leaf oil
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 dill oil
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 dill root
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 dill seed oil
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 mikan peel oil @ trace%
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 patchouli oil china @ 0.01%
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 pepper black pepper fruit
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 pepper black pepper seed
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 peppermint leaf
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 spearmint leaf
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 spearmint oil
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 spearmint shoot
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 carvone, dihydro-
 cyclohexanone, 2-methyl-5-(1-methylethenyl)-
 di hydro carvone
D-dihydrocarvone, mixture of isomers
2-methyl-5-(1-methyl vinyl) cyclohexan-1-one
3-isopropenyl-6-methyl cyclohexanone
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