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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Furfuryl butyrate
Synonym(s) 2-Furylmethyl butanoate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Furfuryl butyrate
JECFA number 759
CAS number 623-21-2
FEMA number
COE number 638
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 168.19
Chemical formula C9H12O3
Physical form/odour Oily liquid, green butyric rancid odour
Solubility insoluble in water
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 212°
Assay min % 99%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.457-1.462
Specific gravity 1.051-1.057
Other requirements
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