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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring gamma-Dodecalactone
Synonym(s) Dodeca-1,4-lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Dodecanolide;5-Octyldihydro-2(3H)-furanone
JECFA number 235
CAS number 148051
FEMA number 2400
COE number 2240
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 198.31
Chemical formula C12H22O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fruity, peach-like, pear-like odour
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 131° (1.5 mm Hg)
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.451-1.456
Specific gravity 0.933-0.938
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