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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2-Acetyl-5-methylfuran
Synonym(s) Methyl 5-methyl-2-furyl ketone;1-(5-Methyl-2-furyl) ethanone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 2-Acetyl-5-methylfuran
JECFA number 1504
CAS number 1193-79-9
FEMA number 3609
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.083
Molecular weight 124.14
Chemical formula C7H8O2
Physical form/odour Colourless liquid; Strong, nutty aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in water; Soluble in corn oil
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 71-72° (8 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 2
Refractive index 1.511-1.517
Specific gravity 1.066-1.072 (20°)
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