2-ethyl-5-methyl furan
furan, 2-ethyl-5-methyl-
 
Notes:
Maillard product
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2-ethyl-5-methylfuran (Click)
CAS Number: 1703-52-2Picture of molecule
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 216-937-5
Nikkaji Web: J45.571G
MDL: MFCD00053126
CoE Number: 10942
XlogP3-AA: 2.20 (est)
Molecular Weight: 110.15590000
Formula: C7 H10 O
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Category: flavoring agents
 
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Flavis Number: 13.125 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 13.125  2-ethyl-5-methylfuran
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless clear liquid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity: 0.89000 to 0.89600 @  25.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 7.406 to  7.456
Refractive Index: 1.44300 to 1.44900 @  20.00 °C.
Boiling Point: 118.00 to  119.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure: 19.326000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 45.00 °F. TCC ( 7.22 °C. )
logP (o/w): 2.340 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, 329.7 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
 water
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Organoleptic Properties:
 
Odor Type: gassy
 
Odor Strength: high ,
recommend smelling in a 0.10 % solution or less
 
 fresh  gassy  burnt  
Odor Description:
at 0.10 % in propylene glycol. 
fresh gassy burnt
 
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
 
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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Suppliers:
BOC Sciences
For experimental / research use only.
2-Ethyl-5-methylfuran
Sigma-Aldrich: Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
2-Ethyl-5-methylfuran 98%
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Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
 
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
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents
Recommendation for 2-ethyl-5-methyl furan usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 0.011 (μg/capita/day)
Modified Theoretical Added Maximum Daily Intake (mTAMDI): 420 (μg/person/day)
Threshold of Concern:540 (μg/person/day)
Structure Class: II
 
Food categories according to Commission Regulation EC No. 1565/2000 (EC, 2000) in FGE.06 (EFSA, 2002a). According to the Industry the "normal" use is defined as the average of reported usages and "maximum use" is defined as the 95th percentile of reported usages (EFSA, 2002i).
Note: mg/kg = 0.001/1000 = 0.000001 = 1/1000000 = ppm.
 average usage mg/kgmaximum usage mg/kg
Dairy products, excluding products of category 02.0 (01.0): 0.500002.50000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): 0.200001.00000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): 0.500002.50000
Processed fruit (04.1): 0.400002.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): --
Confectionery (05.0): 1.000005.00000
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): 0.200001.00000
Bakery wares (07.0): 2.0000010.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): 0.200001.00000
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): 0.200001.00000
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): --
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 0.300001.50000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): 0.500002.50000
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): 0.200001.00000
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): 1.000005.00000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): 2.0000010.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): 0.400002.00000
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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):
Scientific Opinion on Flavouring Group Evaluation 13Rev1: Furfuryl and furan derivatives with and without additional side-chain substituents and heteroatoms from chemical group 14
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Consideration of sulfur-substituted furan derivatives used as flavouring agents evaluated by JECFA (59th meeting) structurally related to a subgroup of substances within the group of “Furfuryl and furan derivatives with and without additional side-chain substituents and heteroatoms from chemical group 14” evaluated by EFSA in FGE.13Rev1 (2009)
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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 13, Revision 2 (FGE.13Rev2): Furfuryl and furan derivatives with and without additional side-chain substituents and heteroatoms from chemical group 14
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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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EPI System: View
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 74346
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
WGK Germany: 3
 2-ethyl-5-methylfuran
Chemidplus: 0001703522
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References:
 2-ethyl-5-methylfuran
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Pubchem (cid): 74346
Pubchem (sid): 135032190
Pherobase: View
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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
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): HMDB29728
FooDB: FDB000924
Export Tariff Code: 2932.19.5000
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
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Potential Blenders and core components note
 
None Found
 
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Potential Uses:
None Found
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 coffee
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 shrimps - 0.011 mg/kg
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Synonyms:
2-ethyl-5-methyl-furan
2-ethyl-5-methylfuran
 furan, 2-ethyl-5-methyl-
 furan, 5-ethyl-2-methyl-
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