ATF Ruling 85-15
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has been asked whether Levo-Carvone Fcc manufactured by Florasynth Inc., 300 North Street, Teterboro, New Jersey, may be used as a substitute denaturant in specially denatured alcohol, (SDA) formula No. 38-B. The substitute denaturant would be used in lieu of spearmint oil, N.F., and would be an addition to the list of essential oils and aromatic substances authorized by ATF Ruling 74-1, ATF C.B. 1974, 35.
Held, the Director Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, has determined that Levo-Carvone, FCC manufactured by Florasynth Inc., has the characteristic odor and flavor of the N.F. oil and is a satisfactory alternative to the N.F. oil in the production of SDA 38-B, provided the Florasynth product meets the following specifications:
Specific Gravity at 25º C 0.956-0.960
Refractive Index at 20º C 1.495-1.499
Angular Rotation -57º - -62º
Assay not less than 97.0 percent
Other provisions and conditions set forth in ATF Ruling 74-1 applicable to essential oils and aromatic substances listed therein are applicable to Levo-Carvone FCC.
ATF Ruling 74-1, ATF C.B. 1974, 35, is supplemented.
19 CFR 19.452, 27 CFR 21.65 and 27 CFR 21.91.