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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 3-Heptyldihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2003 (Session 61)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 3-Heptyl-4-pentanolide;3-Heptyldihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone
JECFA number 244
CAS number 40923-64-6
FEMA number 3350
COE number 10953
FLAVIS number 10.026
Molecular weight 198.31
Chemical formula C12H22O2
Physical form/odour clear, colourless liquid
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 170° (17 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.443-1.450
Specific gravity 0.935-0.942
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