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furfuryl methyl ether
methyl furfuryl ether

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Name:2-(methoxymethyl)furan
CAS Number: 13679-46-4Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:237-176-5
FDA UNII:RRM754RXFN
Nikkaji Web:J110.439J
CoE Number:10944
XlogP3:0.90 (est)
Molecular Weight:112.12816000
Formula:C6 H8 O2
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Category:flavoring agents
 
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JECFA Food Flavoring:1520 furfuryl methyl ether
FLAVIS Number:13.052 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings:13.052 furfuryl methyl ether
FEMA Number:3159 furfuryl methyl ether
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Mainterm: FURFURYL METHYL ETHER
 
Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless to yellow clear liquid (est)
Assay: 99.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:1.01300 to 1.01900 @ 25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 8.429 to 8.479
Refractive Index:1.45400 to 1.46000 @ 20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 134.00 to 135.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Acid Value: 1.00 max. KOH/g
Vapor Pressure:11.098000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 72.00 °F. TCC ( 22.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.009 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, 1.127e+004 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
 water
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: coffee
Odor Strength:medium ,
recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
coffee roasted coffee
Odor Description:at 1.00 % in dipropylene glycol. roasted coffee
Flavor Type: mustard
">mustard
Taste Description: mustard
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
Cosmetic Information:
None found
 
Suppliers:
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
2-(Methoxymethyl)furan
Chemical Sources Association
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Safety Information:
 
Hazards identification
 
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
 
Pictogram
 
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
 
Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents
Recommendation for furfuryl methyl ether usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.024 (μg/capita/day)
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-USA): 0.09 (μg/capita/day)
Structure Class: II
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 4
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: --
beverages(nonalcoholic): -2.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: -2.00000
granulated sugar: --
gravies: -2.00000
hard candy: -2.00000
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: --
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
 
Safety References:
European Food Safety Athority(efsa):Flavor usage levels; Subacute, Subchronic, Chronic and Carcinogenicity Studies; Developmental / Reproductive Toxicity Studies; Genotoxicity Studies...

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Flavouring Group Evaluation 67 (FGE.67): Consideration of 40 furan-substituted aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and related esters, sulfides, disulfides and ethers evaluated by JECFA at the 65th meeting (JECFA, 2006b) and re-evaluated at the 69th meeting (JECFA, 2009c)
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 67, Revision 1 (FGE.67Rev.1): Consideration of 40 furan-substituted aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and related esters, sulfides, disulfides and ethers evaluated by JECFA at the 65th meeting (JECFA, 2006b) and re-evaluated at the 69th meeting (JECFA, 2009c)
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Statement on List of Representative Substances for Testing. The current Statement lays down a list of substances in sub-groups with representative substances for which additional data are required prior to their evaluation through the Procedure (Regulation (EC) No 1565/2000).
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Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 67 Revision 2 (FGE.67Rev2): Consideration of 28 furan-substituted compounds evaluated by JECFA at the 55th, 65th and 69th meetings (JECFA, 2001, 2006a, 2009b)
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EPI System: View
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):13679-46-4
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :61661
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
2-(methoxymethyl)furan
Chemidplus:0013679464
 
References:
 2-(methoxymethyl)furan
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:13679-46-4
Pubchem (cid):61661
Pubchem (sid):135017473
 
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS):View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):HMDB34247
FooDB:FDB012560
Typical G.C.
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider:View
EFSA Update of results on the monitoring of furan levels in food:Read Report
EFSA Previous report: Results on the monitoring of furan levels in food:Read Report
EFSA Report of the CONTAM Panel on provisional findings on furan in food:Read Report
 
Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
alliaceous
methyl furfuryl disulfide
FL/FR
balsamic
2-
acetyl furan
FL/FR
caramellic
caramel furanone solution
FL/FR
coffee dione
FL/FR
cyclotene
FL/FR
fenugreek oleoresin
FL/FR
5-
methyl furfural
FL/FR
chocolate
2,6-
dimethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
2-
methyl butyraldehyde
FL/FR
2,4,5-
trimethyl thiazole
FL/FR
coffee
cichorium intybus root extract
FL/FR
cichorium intybus root solid extract
FL/FR
coffea arabica seed extract
FL/FR
roasted
coffea arabica seed extract
FL/FR
coffea arabica seed oil
FL/FR
coffee absolute
FL/FR
arabica
coffee bean butter
FL/FR
roasted arabica
coffee bean essence
FL/FR
roasted
coffee bean extract
FL/FR
roasted arabica
coffee bean oil
FL/FR
roasted arabica
coffee bean oil CO2 extract
FL/FR
coffee bean oil extract
FL/FR
coffee difuran
FL/FR
coffee resinoid
FL/FR
furfuryl mercaptan
FL/FR
1-
hydroxy-2-butanone
FL/FR
2-
methyl-3-,5 or 6-(furfuryl thio) pyrazine
FL/FR
earthy
nutty pyrazine
FL/FR
fruity
tropical thiazole
FL/FR
herbal
wormwood oil america
FL/FR
wormwood oil italy
FL/FR
wormwood oil poland
FL/FR
medicinal
2,6-
xylenol
FL/FR
moldy
strawberry furanone methyl ether
FL/FR
musty
menthofuran
FL/FR
nutty
3,5-
cocoa pyrazine
FL/FR
3,6-
cocoa pyrazine
FL/FR
2,3-
dimethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
4,5-
dimethyl-2-ethyl-3-thiazoline
FL/FR
2-
ethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
2-
ethyl-4-methyl thiazole
FL/FR
filbert heptenone
FL/FR
filbert heptenone B
FL/FR
5-
methyl quinoxaline
FL/FR
2-
methyl thio-3,5 or 6-methyl pyrazine
FL/FR
sesame absolute
FL/FR
sesame absolute CO2 extract
FL/FR
2,3,5,6-
tetramethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
phenolic
para-alpha-
dimethyl styrene
FL/FR
popcorn
2-
acetyl pyrazine
FL/FR
roasted
fenugreek resinoid
FL/FR
trigonella foenum-graecum seed oil CO2 extract
FL/FR
sulfurous
benzothiazole
FL/FR
furfuryl thioacetate
FL/FR
S-
furfuryl thioformate
FL/FR
2-
methyl 5-(methyl thio) furan
FL/FR
3-
thiohexanol
FL/FR
sweet
2-
hydroxy-3,4,5-trimethyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one
FL/FR
vegetable
1-
furfuryl pyrrole
FL/FR
woody
juniper berry oleoresin
FL/FR
For Flavor
No flavor group found for these
2-
acetyl-6-methyl pyrazine
FL
dimethyl dihydrocyclopentapyrazine
FL
2,5-
dimethyl-3-thiofuroyl furan
FL
2-
formyl pyrrole
FL
2-
hydroxy-3,4,5-trimethyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one
FL/FR
3-
mercapto-3-methyl butyl formate
FL
2-
methyl-3-,5 or 6-(furfuryl thio) pyrazine
FL/FR
pyrazines mixture
FL
alliaceous
alliaceous
benzyl mercaptan
FL
dicyclohexyl disulfide
FL
tropical thiazole
FL/FR
brown
fenugreek oleoresin
FL/FR
1-
hydroxy-2-butanone
FL/FR
5-
methyl furfural
FL/FR
burnt
furfuryl alcohol
FL
2-
methyl quinoxaline
FL
2,6-
xylenol
FL/FR
caramellic
caramel furanone
FL
caramel furanone solution
FL/FR
cyclotene
FL/FR
fenugreek resinoid
FL/FR
coffee
cichorium intybus root extract
FL/FR
cichorium intybus root solid extract
FL/FR
coffea arabica seed extract
FL/FR
roasted
coffea arabica seed extract
FL/FR
coffea arabica seed oil
FL/FR
coffee absolute
FL/FR
arabica
coffee bean butter
FL/FR
roasted arabica
coffee bean essence
FL/FR
roasted
coffee bean extract
FL/FR
roasted arabica
coffee bean oil CO2 extract
FL/FR
coffee bean oil extract
FL/FR
coffee difuran
FL/FR
coffee dione
FL/FR
coffee distillates
FL
coffee pyrazine
FL
coffee resinoid
FL/FR
difurfuryl ether
FL
diisoamyl thiomalate
FL
2,4-
dimethyl thiazole
FL
2-
ethyl-4-methyl thiazole
FL/FR
furfuryl mercaptan
FL/FR
methyl furfuryl disulfide
FL/FR
methyl furfuryl thiol
FL
2-
thiophene thiol
FL
earthy
difurfuryl sulfide
FL
fruity
furfuryl isobutyrate
FL
furfuryl isovalerate
FL
furfuryl propionate
FL
fusel
2-
methyl butyraldehyde
FL/FR
green
2-
methyl-5-isopropyl pyrazine
FL
herbal
wormwood oil america
FL/FR
wormwood oil italy
FL/FR
wormwood oil poland
FL/FR
meaty
benzothiazole
FL/FR
3-
mercapto-2-butanone
FL
2-
methyl 3-(methyl thio) furan
FL
molasses
molasses blackstrap
FL
moldy
strawberry furanone methyl ether
FL/FR
musty
2-
ethoxythiazole
FL
menthofuran
FL/FR
2-
methyl 5-(methyl thio) furan
FL/FR
nutty
2-
acetyl furan
FL/FR
3,5(6)-
cocoa pyrazine
FL
3,5-
cocoa pyrazine
FL/FR
3,6-
cocoa pyrazine
FL/FR
2,6-
dimethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
2,3-
dimethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
4,5-
dimethyl-2-ethyl-3-thiazoline
FL/FR
2-
ethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
1-
ethyl-2-acetyl pyrrole
FL
filbert heptenone
FL/FR
filbert heptenone B
FL/FR
5-
methyl quinoxaline
FL/FR
2-
methyl thio-3,5 or 6-methyl pyrazine
FL/FR
nutty pyrazine
FL/FR
nutty thiazole
FL
sesame absolute
FL/FR
sesame absolute CO2 extract
FL/FR
2,3,5,6-
tetramethyl pyrazine
FL/FR
2,4,5-
trimethyl thiazole
FL/FR
onion
furfuryl isopropyl sulfide
FL
roasted
2-
acetyl pyrazine
FL/FR
roasted arabica
coffee bean oil
FL/FR
ethyl 3-(furfuryl thio) propionate
FL
furfuryl thioacetate
FL/FR
trigonella foenum-graecum seed oil CO2 extract
FL/FR
solvent
2-
ethyl furan
FL
spicy
para-alpha-
dimethyl styrene
FL/FR
sulfurous
2,3-
butane dithiol
FL
butyl mercaptan
FL
ethyl methyl sulfide
FL
S-
ethyl thioacetate
FL
S-
furfuryl thioformate
FL/FR
furfuryl thiopropionate
FL
3-
methyl-2-butane thiol
FL
2-
thienyl mercaptan
FL
3-
thiohexanol
FL/FR
vegetable
1-
furfuryl pyrrole
FL/FR
woody
juniper berry oleoresin
FL/FR
 
Potential Uses:
FLcoffee
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 almond roasted almond
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 coffee roasted coffee
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 lavender oil spike spain @ 0.024%
Data GC Search Trop Picture
 
Synonyms:
 furan, 2-(methoxymethyl)-
 furfural methyl ether
2-furfuryl methyl ether
2-methoxymethyl furan
2-(methoxymethyl) furan
2-(methoxymethyl)furan
 methyl furfuryl ether
 
 
Notes:
Aroma constit. of roasted coffee and roasted almonds. Flavouring agent
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