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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Furfuryl alcohol
Synonym(s) Furfuralcohol;alpha-Furylcarbinol;2- Furancarbinol;2-Hydroxymethylfuran
Latest JECFA evaluation 2000 (Session 55)
Status of specification Full
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Chemical name Furfuryl alcohol
JECFA number 451
CAS number 98-00-0
FEMA number 2491
COE number 2023
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 98.1
Chemical formula C5H6O2
Physical form/odour Colourless or pale yellowish liquid, mild, warm oily, "burnt" odour
Solubility miscible in water; miscible in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 169-171°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max
Refractive index 1.481-1.489
Specific gravity 1.126-1.136
Other requirements
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