3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one cas 118-71-8

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3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one cas 118-71-8




3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one Basic information
Description References
Product Name: 3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one
CAS: 118-71-8
MF: C6H6O3
MW: 126.11
EINECS: 204-271-8
Product Categories: Food & Flavor Additives;Food and Feed Additive;Food & Feed ADDITIVES;Heterocycles;C3 to C6;Flavor;Cichorium intybus (Chicory);Building Blocks;Carbonyl Compounds;Chemical Synthesis;Ketones;Nutrition Research;Organic Building Blocks;Phytochemicals by Plant (Food/Spice/Herb);Aromatics;Miscellaneous Reagents;VX:15689727968


3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one Chemical Properties
Melting point 160-164 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 205 °C
density 1.046 g/mL at 25 °C
refractive index n20/D 1.541
Fp 198 °F
storage temp. 2-8°C
solubility methanol: 50 mg/mL, clear
form Liquid
pka 8.41±0.10(Predicted)
color Clear colorless
PH 5.3 (0.5g/l, H2O)
explosive limit 25%
Water Solubility 1.2 g/100 mL (25 ºC)
JECFA Number 1480
Merck 14,5713
BRN 112169


Description 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4h-pyran-4-one (also named as Maltol, Larixinic acid, Palatone and Veltol) is a natural compound. Maltol is found in chicory, roasted malt, breads, milk, heated butter, uncured smoked pork, cocoa, coffee, roasted barley, roasted peanuts, roasted filbert, soybean, in the bark of larch tree, in pine needles, and in roasted malt (from which it gets its name) etc.  It has the odor of cotton candy and caramel.
Maltol is widely used as flavor enhancer to improve mouthfeel and to enhance flavor of candy and baked foods in food production and of soft drinks in beverage industry. It is used as intermediate in pharmaceutical for medicine manufacturing. It is used as flavoring agent in cosmetic and personal care industries to enhance flavor. According to FEEDAP Panel, maltol is safe to be added to feed for all animal species at the normal use level of 5 mg/kg feed.


Chemical Properties White, crystalline powder; characteristic caramel-butterscotch odor and suggestive of a fruity-strawberry aroma in dilute solution. Melting range 160–164C. Slightly soluble in water; more soluble in alcohol and propylene glycol.


Uses A fragrance molecule used in flavor enhancers and fragrances.
Uses Flavoring agent, to impart “freshly baked” odor and flavor to bread and cakes.



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