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gamma-Octanoic lactone

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  • Hazard Codes Xi
  • Risk Statements 38
  • Safety Statements 26-37/39-36/37/39
  • WGK Germany 1
  • RTECS LU3562000
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29322090
  • ToxicityLD50 orl-rat: 4400 mg/kg FCTXAV 14,821,76
gamma-Octanoic lactone Usage And Synthesis
  • Descriptiony-Octalactone has a strong, fruity odor reminiscent of coconut with a very sweet taste. This substance may be prepared synthetically from epoxy-1,2-hexane and sodio-malonic ester; after saponification the oxyacid is extracted with ether and is lactonized.
  • Chemical Propertiesγ-Octalactone has a fruity odor reminiscent of coconut and a very sweet taste.
  • Chemical PropertiesCLEAR COLOURLESS LIQUID
  • Chemical Propertiesgamma-Octanoic lactone occurs as an aroma constituent in many processed and unprocessed foods. It is a pale yellow liquid with a fruity/coconut-like odor and is used both in aroma compositions and in heavy blossom perfumes.
  • OccurrenceReported found in apricot, peach, blue cheese, butter, cooked chicken and cooked pork, licorice, milk, raspberry, roasted barley, and roasted filbert.
  • Uses(Gamma)-Octalactone is a synthetic flavoring agent that is a stable, colorless to slightly yellow liquid of peach odor. It should be stored in glass or tin containers. It is used in flavors for peach with applications in baked goods, candy, and ice cream at 5–17 ppm.
  • Aroma threshold valuesDetection: 7 ppb; aroma characteristics at 1.0%: sweet, fatty, creamy, coconut, lactonic and coumarinic.
  • Taste threshold valuesTaste characteristics at 1 to 10 ppm: coconut, fatty, creamy, coumarinic, with a strong creamy and waxy mouthfeel.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)Chemistry Letters, 23, p. 53, 1994
    The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 52, p. 4319, 1987 DOI: 10.1021/jo00228a032
    Tetrahedron Letters, 19, p. 419, 1978 DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)91443-1
  • Safety ProfileMildly toxic by ingestion. A skin irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes.
  • Chemical SynthesisPrepared synthetically from epoxy-1,2-hexane and sodio-malonic ester; after saponification, the oxyacid is extracted with ether and is lactonized.
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