Hydrogenated polydec-1-ene

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Hydrogenated polydec-1-ene
Other names
  • Hydrogenated poly-1-decenes
  • Hydrogenated poly-alpha-olefin
  • Crystalline wax
  • E907
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E number E907 (glazing agents, ...)
C10nH20n+2, where n = 3-6
Molar mass 550 g/mol (average)[1]
Appearance Colorless viscous liquid[1]
Odor Odorless[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).

Hydrogenated poly-1-decene is a colourless glazing agent. It is "a mixture of isoparaffinic molecules of known structure, prepared by hydrogenation of mixtures of tri-, tetra- penta- and hexa-1-decenes".[1] It was reviewed in 2001 by the Scientific Committee on Food of the DG Health. It was "proposed as a substitute for white mineral oil. The food additive applications include those of glazing agent for confectionery and dried fruit, and processing aid uses as a lubricant and release agent, especially in bread baking using tins. It has been permitted for use in Finland, and a “Case of Need” has been accepted in the United Kingdom."[2] The substance is a mix of inert saturated hydrocarbons, which are not easily metabolised.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Hydrogenated poly-1-decene Prepared at the 49th JECFA (1997)". FAO.
  2. ^ a b "Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Food on hydrogenated poly-1-decene (expressed on 11 July 2001)" (PDF). EUROPEAN COMMISSION HEALTH & CONSUMER PROTECTION DIRECTORATE-GENERAL Scientific Committee on Food.