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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Furfural
Synonym(s) Furfuraldehyde;2-Furaldehyde;Fural;Pyromucic aldehyde;2-Formylfuran;2-Furylcarboxaldehyde
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
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Chemical name 2-Furfuraldehyde
JECFA number 450
CAS number 98-01-1
FEMA number 2489
COE number 2014
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 96.09
Chemical formula C5H4O2
Physical form/odour Colourless to yellow oily liquid which browns on storage, pungent, sweet, bread-like, caramellic, cinnamon-almond-like flavour, odour resembles benzaldehyde
Solubility soluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 161-162°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max 3
Refractive index 1.521-1.529
Specific gravity 1.153-1.162
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