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Online Edition: "Specifications for Flavourings"

Flavouring Octyl 2-furoate
Synonym(s) Octyl 2-furancarboxylate
Latest JECFA evaluation 2001 (Session 57)
Status of specification Full
Chemical name Octyl 2-furoate
JECFA number 750
CAS number 39251-88-2
FEMA number 3518
COE number 10864
FLAVIS number
Molecular weight 224.3
Chemical formula C13H20O3
Physical form/odour Colourless to pale straw liquid; sweet fruity heavy odour
Solubility insoluble in water; miscible in fat
Solubility in ethanol miscible
Boiling point (°C) 126-127° (1 mm Hg)
Assay min % 98%
Acid value max 1
Refractive index 1.466-1.472
Specific gravity 0.984-0.990
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