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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring gamma-Decalactone
Synonym(s) 4-Hydroxydecanoic acid lactone;Deca-1,4-lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 1998 (Session 51)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4-Decanolide;5-Hexyldihydro-2(3H)-furanone
JECFA number 231
CAS number 706-14-9
FEMA number 2360
COE number 2230
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 170.25
Chemical formula C10H18O2
Physical form/odour colourless to pale yellow liquid with a fruity, peach-like odour
Solubility in ethanol 1 ml in 1 ml 95% alcohol
Boiling point (°C) 281°
Assay min % 95.0%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.447-1.451
Specific gravity 0.950-0.955
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