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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring delta-Decalactone
Synonym(s) Deca-1,5-lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 5-Decanolide;6-Pentyltetrahydro-2-pyrone
JECFA number 232
CAS number 705-86-2
FEMA number 2361
COE number 621
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 170.25
Chemical formula C10H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless liquid with a coconut-fruity odour, butter-like on dilution
Solubility very soluble in alcohol and propylene glycol; insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 281°
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 5
Refractive index 1.456-1.459
Specific gravity 0.964-0.971
Other requirements Saponfication Value: 323 to 333
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