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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Furfuryl formate
Synonym(s) 2-Furfuryl formate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2012 (Session 76)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Furan-2-ylmethyl formate
JECFA number 2101
CAS number 13493-97-5
FEMA number 4542
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 126.11
Chemical formula C6H6O3
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale yellow liquid; Ethereal aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble to insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) 170-171°
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.463-1.469
Specific gravity 1.165-1.171 (20°)
Other requirements Safety evaluation not completed
ID Test MS