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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Furfuryl 3-methylbutanoate
Synonym(s) Furfuryl isovalerate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2002 (Session 59)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Furfuryl 3-methylbutanoate
JECFA number 743
CAS number 13678-60-9
FEMA number 3283
COE number 10642
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 182.22
Chemical formula C10H14O3
Physical form/odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 97-98° (11 mm Hg)
Assay min % 98% (by ester determination)
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.456-1.464
Specific gravity 1.014-1.023
Other requirements (equivalence factor for assay = 91.15)
ID Test IR