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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 5-Hydroxy-2-dodecenoic acid delta-lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Dodecen-5-olide;6-Heptyl-2H-dihydro-2-pyrone
JECFA number 438
CAS number 16400-72-9
FEMA number 3802
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 196.3
Chemical formula C12H20O2
Physical form/odour clear, light yellow liquid
Solubility soluble in fat, ethanol, propylene glycol and triacetin
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 115° (2 mmHg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.467-1.473
Specific gravity 1.470-1.480
Other requirements
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