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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Furyl methyl ketone
Synonym(s) Acetylfuran;Methyl 2-furyl ketone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Acetylfuran
JECFA number 1503
CAS number 1192-62-7
FEMA number 3163
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.054
Molecular weight 110.11
Chemical formula C6H6O2
Physical form/odour Yellow to brown liquid; Coffee-like aroma
Solubility Very slightly soluble in water; Slightly soluble in propylene glycol, vegetable oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 67° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.505-1.510
Specific gravity 1.102-1.107
Other requirements
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