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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 2,5-Dimethyl-4-ethoxy-3(2H)-furanone
Synonym(s) 2,3-Dihydro-2,5-dimethyl-3-furanone; 2,5-Dimethyl-2,3-dihydrofuran-3-one; 2,5-Dimethyl-2H-furan-3-one; 2,5- Dimethyl-3(2H)furanone
Latest JECFA evaluation (Session 82)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-ethoxy-2,5-dimethylfuran-3(2H)-one
JECFA number 2231
CAS number 65330-49-6
FEMA number 4104
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 156.18
Chemical formula C8H12O3
Physical form/odour Almost colourless solid / strawberry aroma
Solubility Practically insoluble or insoluble
Solubility in ethanol Soluble
Boiling point (°C) NA
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index NA
Specific gravity NA
Other requirements mp: 60-61º