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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Tetrahydrofurfuryl acetate
Synonym(s) 2-(Acetoxymethyl)tetrahydrofuran;Furfuryl alcohol, tetrahydro-, acetate;2-(Acetoxymethyl)oxolane
Latest JECFA evaluation 2004 (Session 63)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Tetrahydrofurfuryl acetate
JECFA number 1442
CAS number 637-64-9
FEMA number 3055
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.166
Molecular weight 144.2
Chemical formula C7H12O3
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Honey, maple, bready aroma
Solubility Soluble in water, ether, chloroform
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 194-195° (753 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 4
Refractive index 1.435-1.440
Specific gravity 1.058-1.064
Other requirements