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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring delta-Tetradecalactone
Synonym(s) Tetradeca-1,5-lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Tetradecanolide;6-Nonyltetrahydro-2-pyrone
JECFA number 238
CAS number 2721-22-4
FEMA number 3590
COE number 2196
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 226.4
Chemical formula C14H26O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a soft, creamy, musky butter-like odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol,vegetable oil and propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 290°
Assay min % 97.0%
Acid value max 8
Refractive index 1.454-1.464
Specific gravity 0.932-0.969
Other requirements Melting Pt.: 15°
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