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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring 5-Hydroxy-7-decenoic acid delta-lactone
Synonym(s) 7-Decene-1,5-lactone;Jasmine lactone
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 6-Pentyltetrahydro-2-pyrone;7-Decen-5-olide
JECFA number 247
CAS number 25524-95-2
FEMA number 3745
COE number
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 168.24
Chemical formula C10H16O2
Physical form/odour colourless to light yellow liquid with a coconut, fatty, fruity, peach, jasmine, woody, balsamic odour
Solubility soluble in alcohol and ether; insoluble in water and fat
Solubility in ethanol
Boiling point (°C) 130° (3 mm Hg)
Assay min % 95%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.477
Specific gravity 0.979-0.989
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