ISO 8900:1987

Oil of bergamot petitgrain (Citrus aurantium (Linnaeus) ssp. bergamia (Wight et Arnott) Engler)

The Standard specifies the following characteristics of the oil. Appearance: Clear liquid. Colour: Amber. Odour: Characteristic. Relative density at 20/20 °C: 0,886 - 0,894. Refractive index at 20 °C: 1,4600 - 1,4650. Optical rotation at 20 °C: Between - 4 and + 3 . Miscibility with 70 % (V/V) ethanol at 20 °C: 1 : 3. Acid value: Maximum 2,0. Ester value: 115 - 195. Ester value after acetylation: 185 - 281. Chromatographic profile: A typical chromatogram is given.


General information

  • Current status : Withdrawn
    Publication date : 1987-10
  • Edition : 1
  • :
    ISO/TC 54
    Essential oils
  • 71.100.60
    Essential oils

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