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4-hexenol
4-hexen-1-ol

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CAS Number: 6126-50-7Picture of molecule3D/inchi
FDA UNII:KD6QZU1YM7
MDL:MFCD00009713
CoE Number:2295
XlogP3-AA:1.20 (est)
Molecular Weight:100.16084000
Formula:C6 H12 O
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EFSA/JECFA Comments:
JECFA evaluated 4-hexen-1-ol (CASrn as in Register). (Z)- or (E)- isomer not specified by CASrn in Register.
Category:flavor and fragrance agents
 
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JECFA Food Flavoring:318 4-hexen-1-ol
FLAVIS Number:02.074 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:02.074 hex-4-en-1-ol
FEMA Number:3430 4-hexen-1-ol
FDA Mainterm: 4-HEXEN-1-OL
 
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless to pale yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 96.00 to 100.00 sum of isomers
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.84000 to 0.86000 @ 20.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 6.998 to 7.164
Refractive Index:1.43000 to 1.45000 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 80.00 °C. @ 30.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 158.00 to 159.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:0.929000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Vapor Density:>1 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: 139.00 °F. TCC ( 59.44 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.285 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, 1.6e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
 water
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: green
Odor Strength:high ,
recommend smelling in a 0.10 % solution or less
Substantivity: > 8 hour(s) at 100.00 %
pungent green vegetable oily
Odor Description:at 0.10 % in propylene glycol. pungent green vegetable oily
Flavor Type: metallic
">metallic earthy potato cooked pineapple
Taste Description: metallic earthy potato cooked pineapple
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Bedoukian Research
cis-4-HEXEN-1-OL ≥96.5%, Kosher
Odor Description:Very powerful, pungent, green vegetable
Lends an intense green topnote to heavier fragrances.
Taste Description:Metallic, earthy notes similar to potato and cooked pineapple
Green, notes for heavy cream, metallic notes for potato, pineapple, and tomato.
 
Cosmetic Information:
None found
 
Suppliers:
Bedoukian Research
cis-4-HEXEN-1-OL
≥96.5%, Kosher
Odor: Very powerful, pungent, green vegetable
Use: Lends an intense green topnote to heavier fragrances.
Flavor: Metallic, earthy notes similar to potato and cooked pineapple
Green, notes for heavy cream, metallic notes for potato, pineapple, and tomato.
M&U International
4-HEXEN-1-OL, Kosher
Sigma-Aldrich
4-Hexen-1-ol, ≥96%, predominantly trans, FG
Certified Food Grade Products
Synerzine
4-Hexen-1-ol
 
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
European information :
Most important hazard(s):
None - None found.
S 02 - Keep out of the reach of children.
S 24/25 - Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
 
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
 
Pictogram
 
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
 
Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavor and fragrance agents
Recommendation for 4-hexenol usage levels up to:
  0.5000 % in the fragrance concentrate.
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 2.40 (μg/capita/day)
Structure Class: I
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: 8
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -4.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -2.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: -4.00000
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: -2.00000
fruit ices: -2.00000
gelatins / puddings: -2.00000
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: -2.00000
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
 
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):
Opinion of the Scientific Panel on food additives, flavourings, processing aids and materials in contact with food (AFC) related to Flavouring Group Evaluation 6 (FGE.06): Straight-and branched-chain aliphatic unsatured primary alcohols, aldehydes, carboxylic acids, and esters from chemical groups 1 and 4
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Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in contact with Food (AFC) on a request from the Commission related to Flavouring Group Evaluation 5: Esters of 23 branched- and straight-chain aliphatic saturated primary alcohols and of one secondary alcohol, and 24 branched- and straight-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids from chemical groups 1, 2, and 5
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Flavouring Group Evaluation 6, Revision 1 (FGE.06Rev1) - Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in contact with Food (AFC)
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Flavouring Group Evaluation 5, Revision 1 (FGE.05Rev1):Esters of branched- and straight-chain aliphatic saturated primary alcohols and of one secondary alcohol, and branched- and straight-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids from chemical groups 1, 2, and 5 (Commission Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000 of 18 July 2000) [1] - Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Food Additives, Flavourings, Processing Aids and Materials in contact with Food (AFC)
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Flavouring Group Evaluation 5, Revision 2 (FGE.05Rev2): Branched- and straight-chain unsaturated carboxylic acids and esters of these with aliphatic saturated alcohols from chemical groups 1, 2, 3 and 5
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EPI System: View
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :61370
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
hex-4-en-1-ol
Chemidplus:0006126507
 
References:
 hex-4-en-1-ol
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:6126-50-7
Pubchem (cid):61370
Pubchem (sid):135018457
 
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FooDB:FDB011501
Export Tariff Code:2905.29.9000
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Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
aldehydic
fresh carbaldehyde
FR
amber
amber furan
FR
animal
iso
butyl quinoline
FR
balsamic
cinnamyl formate
FL/FR
citrus
aldehydic nitrile
FR
citronellyl nitrile
FR
dodecane nitrile
FR
geranyl nitrile
CS
homo
geranyl nitrile
FR
ethereal
ethyl 4-pentenoate
FL/FR
2-
methyl valeraldehyde
FL/FR
propyl valerate
FL/FR
fatty
neryl acetone
FL/FR
octanoic acid
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octenal
FL/FR
floral
iso
amyl salicylate
FL/FR
dihydrorose oxide
FR
dimethyl benzyl carbinyl butyrate
FL/FR
2,4-
dimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-methanol
FR
floral pyran
FR
geranium oil africa
FL/FR
geranium oil egypt
FL/FR
heliotropyl acetate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl salicylate
FL/FR
hexyl nonanoate
FL/FR
hyacinth ether
FR
muguet nitrile
FR
neryl formate
FL/FR
2-
pentyl cyclopentanone
FR
iso
phytol
FL/FR
laevo-
rose oxide
FL/FR
rose pyran
FR
tuberolide
FL/FR
fruity
cyclohexyl carboxylic acid
FL/FR
gamma-
dodecalactone
FL/FR
ethyl 3-hexenoate
FL/FR
2-
heptyl butyrate
FL/FR
2-
pentyl furan
FL/FR
tropical indene
FR
tropical thiazole
FL/FR
green
iso
butyl heptanoate
FL/FR
iso
butyl methyl ketone
FL/FR
2-iso
butyl pyrazine
FL/FR
2-sec-
butyl thiazole
FL/FR
2-iso
butyl thiazole
FL/FR
chrysanthemum oxide
FL/FR
cognac heptanone
FL/FR
cortex pyridine
FL/FR
cucumber essence
FL/FR
geranium thiazole
FL/FR
green ether
FL/FR
heptanal (aldehyde C-7)
FL/FR
1-
heptanol
FL/FR
1-
hepten-3-ol
FL/FR
heptyl benzoate
FL/FR
(Z)-4-
hexen-1-ol
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl butyrate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl octanoate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl tiglate
FL/FR
3-
hexenal
FL/FR
3-
hexenyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
english
ivy leaf absolute
FR
2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
1-
penten-3-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
pentenal
FL/FR
phenethyl isopropyl ether
FR
iso
propyl decanoate
FL/FR
iso
propyl quinoline
FR
4-iso
propyl quinoline
FL/FR
seaweed absolute (fucus vesiculosus et serratus)
FL/FR
herbal
6-
acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
FL/FR
alpha-
amyl cinnamyl formate
FL/FR
anethum graveolens herb oil
FL/FR
anthemis nobilis flower oil roman
FL/FR
sweet
basil absolute
FL/FR
3-
butylidene phthalide
FL/FR
(+)-alpha-
campholenic aldehyde
FL/FR
dimethyl benzyl carbinyl formate
FL/FR
cis-
herbal cyclohexane
FR
herbal dioxane
FR
herbal heptane
FR
hop absolute
FL/FR
hop oil
FL/FR
linalyl formate
FL/FR
linalyl octanoate
FL/FR
(E)-6-
methyl-3-hepten-2-one
FL/FR
nonisyl formate
FR
ocimene oxirane
FR
1-
octen-3-yl acetate
FL/FR
origanum oil greece
FL/FR
perillaldehyde
FL/FR
reseda absolute
FR
safranal
FL/FR
tagete oil CO2 extract
FL/FR
tagete oil rwanda
FL/FR
tagete oil south africa
FL/FR
theaspirane
FL/FR
thyme absolute
FL/FR
viridiflorol
FL/FR
wormwood oil america
FL/FR
minty
iso
propyl tiglate
FL/FR
(-)-iso
pulegol
FL/FR
mossy
treemoss absolute
FR
musk
(E)-12-
musk decenone
FR
nutty
2-
ethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
pine
dipentene terpene hydrocarbon byproducts
FR
spicy
iso
butyl angelate
FL/FR
(-)-
cubenol
FL/FR
cuminaldehyde
FL/FR
iso
cyclogeraniol (IFF)
FR
sulfurous
cassis pentanone
FL/FR
dimethyl sulfide
FL/FR
ethyl methyl mercaptopropionate
FL/FR
fish thiol
FL/FR
methyl 3-(methyl thio) propionate
FL/FR
passiflora acetate
FL/FR
tropical
delta-
dodecalactone
FL/FR
vegetable
methional
FL/FR
endo-1,2,3,3-
tetramethyl bicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-ol
FR
waxy
propyl decanoate
FL/FR
woody
verdoxan
FR
yeasty
2-
octen-4-one
FL/FR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
6-
acetoxydihydrotheaspirane
FL/FR
alpha-
amyl cinnamyl formate
FL/FR
iso
butyl heptanoate
FL/FR
2-iso
butyl pyrazine
FL/FR
2-sec-
butyl thiazole
FL/FR
4-
butyl thiazole
FL
dimethyl benzyl carbinyl formate
FL/FR
epoxy-2-decenal
FL
ethyl 4-pentenoate
FL/FR
fig leaf absolute
FL
heptyl benzoate
FL/FR
2-
heptyl butyrate
FL/FR
(E,E)-2,4-
hexadien-1-ol
FL
hexyl nonanoate
FL/FR
linalyl formate
FL/FR
4-(
methyl thio) butanol
FL
(E)-6-
methyl-3-hepten-2-one
FL/FR
2-
methyl-6-propoxypyrazine
FL
neryl acetone
FL/FR
propyl decanoate
FL/FR
iso
propyl decanoate
FL/FR
2-iso
propyl pyridine
FL
4-iso
propyl quinoline
FL/FR
2-
propyl thiazole
FL
propyl valerate
FL/FR
2-iso
propyl-3-(methyl thio) pyrazine
FL
seaweed absolute (fucus vesiculosus et serratus)
FL/FR
viridiflorol
FL/FR
alliaceous
alliaceous
allyl disulfide
FL
3-
mercapto-2-pentanone
FL
3-
tetrahydrothiophenone
FL
tropical thiazole
FL/FR
celery
3-
butylidene phthalide
FL/FR
citrus
cognac heptanone
FL/FR
cooling
theaspirane
FL/FR
creamy
delta-
dodecalactone
FL/FR
ethereal
4-
hexen-3-one
FL
fatty
2-
octen-1-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
octenal
FL/FR
fermented
methyl thio isovalerate
FL
floral
dimethyl benzyl carbinyl butyrate
FL/FR
geranium oil africa
FL/FR
geranium oil egypt
FL/FR
heliotropyl acetate
FL/FR
laevo-
rose oxide
FL/FR
fruity
cyclohexyl carboxylic acid
FL/FR
gamma-
dodecalactone
FL/FR
ethyl 3-hexenoate
FL/FR
linalyl octanoate
FL/FR
neryl formate
FL/FR
tagete oil CO2 extract
FL/FR
tagete oil rwanda
FL/FR
tagete oil south africa
FL/FR
green
iso
amyl salicylate
FL/FR
iso
butyl angelate
FL/FR
iso
butyl methyl ketone
FL/FR
2-iso
butyl thiazole
FL/FR
(+)-alpha-
campholenic aldehyde
FL/FR
cassis pentanone
FL/FR
chrysanthemum oxide
FL/FR
cortex pyridine
FL/FR
cucumber essence
FL/FR
dihydroxyacetophenone (mixed isomers)
FL
geranium thiazole
FL/FR
green ether
FL/FR
heptanal (aldehyde C-7)
FL/FR
1-
hepten-3-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
heptenal
FL
(Z)-4-
hexen-1-ol
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl butyrate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl octanoate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl salicylate
FL/FR
(Z)-3-
hexen-1-yl tiglate
FL/FR
3-
hexenal
FL/FR
3-
hexenyl 2-methyl butyrate
FL/FR
3-(5-
methyl-2-furyl) butanal
FL
1-
octen-3-yl acetate
FL/FR
4-
penten-1-yl acetate
FL
1-
penten-3-ol
FL/FR
(E)-2-
pentenal
FL/FR
2-
pentyl furan
FL/FR
2-
propyl pyrazine
FL
iso
propyl tiglate
FL/FR
propylene glycol acetone ketal
FL
herbal
anethum graveolens herb oil
FL/FR
anthemis nobilis flower oil roman
FL/FR
sweet
basil absolute
FL/FR
hop absolute
FL/FR
hop oil
FL/FR
origanum oil greece
FL/FR
thyme absolute
FL/FR
wormwood oil america
FL/FR
meaty
2,6-
dimethyl thiophenol
FL
metallic
2,5-
dihydroxy-1,4-dithiane
FL
minty
(-)-iso
pulegol
FL/FR
nutty
2-
ethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
oily
iso
phytol
FL/FR
onion
methyl propyl disulfide
FL
methyl propyl trisulfide
FL
soapy
octanoic acid
FL/FR
solvent
1-
heptanol
FL/FR
spicy
cinnamyl formate
FL/FR
(-)-
cubenol
FL/FR
cuminaldehyde
FL/FR
perillaldehyde
FL/FR
sulfurous
allyl sulfide
FL
dimethyl sulfide
FL/FR
ethyl methyl mercaptopropionate
FL/FR
ethyl methyl sulfide
FL
fish thiol
FL/FR
methyl benzyl disulfide
FL
methyl thiomethyl butyrate
FL
potato butanone
FL
tomato
methional
FL/FR
tropical
passiflora acetate
FL/FR
vegetable
methyl 3-(methyl thio) propionate
FL/FR
2-
methyl valeraldehyde
FL/FR
2-
octen-4-one
FL/FR
radish isothiocyanate
FL
waxy
furfuryl octanoate
FL
tuberolide
FL/FR
woody
safranal
FL/FR
 
Potential Uses:
FRbanana
FRgreen
FRhay new mown hay foin coupe
FLmilk
FLonion
FRpassion fruit
FLpotato
FLtomato
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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 grape
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 hop
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 olive
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 passion fruit
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Synonyms:
 hex-4-en-1-ol
 hex-4-enyl alcohol
4-hexen-1-ol
4-hexenyl alcohol
 
 
Notes:
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