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Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives

LINALOOL
COE No.: 61
FEMA No.: 2635
JECFA No.: 356
Chemical names: 3,7-DIMETHYLOCTA-1,6-DIEN-3-OL
Synonyms: CORIANDROL; LICAREOL; LINALOL; DL-LINALOOL
Functional class: FLAVOURING AGENT
Latest evaluation: 1998
ADI: 0-0.5 mg/kg bw (1979)
Comments: No safety concern at current levels of intake when used as a flavouring agent. The 1979 group ADI of 0-0.5 mg/kg bw for citral, geranyl acetate, citronellol, linalool, and linalyl acetate, expressed as citral, was maintained at the fifty-first (TRS 891/90, 1998) and sixty-first (TRS for JECFA 61 in press) meetings.
Report: TRS 891-JECFA 51/79
Specifications: COMPENDIUM ADDENDUM 6/FNP 52 Add.6/180 (1998)
Tox monograph: FAS 42-JECFA 51/293
Previous status: 1997, THE 1979 GROUP ADI OF 0-0.5 mg/kg bw FOR LINALOOL AND RELATED SUBSTANCES, EXPRESSED AS CITRAL, WAS MAINTAINED (TRS 884-JECFA 49/68)
1982, FNP 25-JECFA 26/102; COMPENDIUM/847. R
1979, TRS 648-JECFA 23/25, FNP 12-JECFA 23/61. NOT PREPARED. 0-5 (GROUP ADI FOR CITRAL, GERANYL ACETATE, CITRONELLOL, LINALOOL, AND LINALYL ACETATE, EXPRESSED AS CITRAL). R
1967, NMRS 44/TRS 383-JECFA 11/12, FAS 69.31/NMRS 44B-JECFA 11/30,31. FAS 68.33/NMRS 44A-JECFA 11/52. 0-0.25 (CONDITIONAL). CO. N
 
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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Linalool (ICSC)
       Linalool (SIDS)