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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Furfuryl octanoate
Synonym(s) alpha-Furfuryl caprylate;alpha-Furfuryl octanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Furfuryl octanoate
JECFA number 742
CAS number 39252-03-4
FEMA number 3396
COE number 10645
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 224.3
Chemical formula C13H20O3
Physical form/odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 139° (10 mm Hg)
Assay min % 98% (by ester determination)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.456-1.464
Specific gravity 0.980-0.989
Other requirements (equivalence factor for assay = 112.15)
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