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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Menthofuran
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name 4,5,6,7-Tetrahydro-3,6-dimethylbenzofuran
JECFA number 758
CAS number 494-90-6
FEMA number 3235
COE number 2265
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 150.22
Chemical formula C10H14O
Physical form/odour Bluish liquid, odour similar to that of menthol
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 196°; 95° (20 mm Hg); 80° (18 mm Hg); 90-92° (3 mm Hg)
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.481-1.486
Specific gravity 0.960-0.970
Other requirements
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