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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Pentylfuran
Synonym(s) 2-Amylfuran
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Pentylfuran
JECFA number 1491
CAS number 3777-69-3
FEMA number 3317
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.059
Molecular weight 138.21
Chemical formula C9H14O
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Fruity aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 58-60° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.443-1.449
Specific gravity 0.886-0.893
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