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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Dihydrocoumarin
Synonym(s) 2-Chromanone;o-Hydroxydihydrocinnamic acid lactone;Hydrocoumarin;Melilotol;1,2-Benzodihydropyrone;Melilotin;Meliotine;Melilotic acid lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3,4-Dihydro-1-benzopyran-2-one
JECFA number 1171
CAS number 119-84-6
FEMA number 2381
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.009
Molecular weight 148.16
Chemical formula C9H8O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid; coconut-like aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in water; soluble in oil
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) 272°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.555-1.559
Specific gravity 1.186-1.192
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