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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 6-Methylcoumarin
Synonym(s) 6-Methyl-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one;6-Methyl-cis-o-coumarinic lactone;6-Methylbenzopyrone;5-Methyl-2-hydroxyphenylpropenoic acid lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6-Methyl-2H-1-benzopyran-2-one
JECFA number 1172
CAS number 92-48-8
FEMA number 2699
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.012
Molecular weight 160.17
Chemical formula C10H8O2
Physical form/odour White crystal solid; coconut-like aroma
Solubility Insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 73-79°
ID Test IR