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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran
Synonym(s) 2,5-Dimethyl-3-acetylfuran
Latest JECFA evaluation 2018 (Session 86)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran
JECFA number 1506
CAS number 10599-70-9
FEMA number 3391
COE number
FLAVIS number 13.066
Molecular weight 138.17
Chemical formula C8H10O2
Physical form/odour Clear to yellow liquid; Powerful, slightly roasted, nutty aroma
Solubility Slightly soluble in water; Soluble in propylene glycol, most fixed oils
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 83° (11 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.488-1.490
Specific gravity 1.037-1.039
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