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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring delta-Octalactone
Synonym(s) Octa-1,5-lactone;5-Hydroxyoctanoic acid lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 5-Octanolide;6-Propyltetrahydro-2-pyrone
JECFA number 228
CAS number 698-76-0
FEMA number 3214
COE number 2195
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 142.2
Chemical formula C8H14O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a coconut-like odour
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 115-117° (12 mmHg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.452-1.458
Specific gravity 0.994-0.999
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