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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Hexyl 2-furoate
Synonym(s) Hexyl furan-2-carboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Hexyl 2-furoate
JECFA number 749
CAS number 39251-86-0
FEMA number 2571
COE number 361
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 196.25
Chemical formula C11H16O3
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale straw coloured liquid, fruity-earthy, yet sweet pear-like odour
Solubility insoluble in water; soluble in oils
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 252°
Assay min % 97%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.468-1.473
Specific gravity 1.015-1.020
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