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Ethyl levulinate

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Ethyl levulinate Chemical Properties
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  • Hazard Codes Xi
  • Risk Statements 36/37/38
  • Safety Statements 24/25
  • WGK Germany 2
  • RTECS OI1700000
  • Hazard Note Irritant
  • TSCA Yes
  • HS Code 29183000
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Ethyl levulinate Usage And Synthesis
  • Chemical Propertiesclear yellowish liquid
  • Chemical PropertiesEthyl levulinate has an ethereal, fruity, green, sweet, pineapple, apple, rhubarb odor.
  • OccurrenceReported found in white bread, roasted onion, wheat bread, cognac, malt whiskey, grape wines, cocoa, bilberry wine, Bourbon vanilla and cherimoya (Annona cheremolia Mill.).
  • UsesSolvent for cellulose acetate and starch ethers, flavoring.
  • PreparationUsually obtained by direct esterification of levulinic acid with ethanol and H2SO4 in benzene or in toluene; also in the presence of HCI in ethanol; other methods starting from glucose, fructose and others are of less importance.
  • Taste threshold valuesTaste characteristics at 40 ppm: fruity, green, waxy and melon.
  • Synthesis Reference(s)The Journal of Organic Chemistry, 59, p. 486, 1994 DOI: 10.1021/jo00081a034
    Synthetic Communications, 8, p. 279, 1978 DOI: 10.1080/00397917808065622
  • Safety ProfileA skin irritant. When heated to decomposition it emits acrid smoke and irritating fumes
  • Purification MethodsStir the ester with Na2CO3 and charcoal, filter and distil. It is freely soluble in H2O and EtOH [IR, NMR: Sterk Monatsh Chem 99 1770 1968, Thomas & Schuette J Am Chem Soc 53 2328 1931, Cox & Dodds J Am Chem Soc 55 3392 1933]. [Beilstein 3 IV 1562.]
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