furfuryl acetone
1-(2-furyl)butan-3-one
 
Notes:
Used as a food additive [EAFUS]
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4-furan-2-ylbutan-2-one (Click)
CAS Number: 699-17-2Picture of molecule
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg: 211-831-5
FDA UNII: K3634NE7KS
Nikkaji Web: J42.070K
Beilstein Number: 0112135
MDL: MFCD00456098
CoE Number: 11084
XlogP3: 0.80 (est)
Molecular Weight: 138.16610000
Formula: C8 H10 O2
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Category: flavoring agents
 
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JECFA Food Flavoring: 1510  1-(2-furyl)butan-3-one
Flavis Number: 13.138 (Old)
DG SANTE Food Flavourings: 13.138  1-(2-furyl)butan-3-one
FEMA Number: 4120  1-(2-furyl)butan-3-one
FDA Mainterm: 1-(2-FURYL)BUTAN-3-ONE
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: colorless solid (est)
Assay: 95.00 to 100.00 % 
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Melting Point: 37.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 203.00 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure: 0.284000 mm/Hg @ 25.00 °C. (est)
Flash Point: 170.00 °F. TCC ( 76.67 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.097 (est)
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, slightly
 water, 6189 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
 water
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Organoleptic Properties:
 
Odor Type: spicy
 
Odor Strength: medium
 
 spicy  caramellic  
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
spicy caramel
Taste Description:
weak furanic
 
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
 
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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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:
intraperitoneal-mouse LDLo  62500 ug/kg
BEHAVIORAL: ALTERED SLEEP TIME (INCLUDING CHANGE IN RIGHTING REFLEX) LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: DYSPNEA BEHAVIORAL: ATAXIA
"Summary Tables of Biological Tests," National Research Council Chemical-Biological Coordination Center. Vol. 6, Pg. 217, 1954.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: flavoring agents
Recommendation for furfuryl acetone usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-EU): 2.20 (μg/capita/day)
Maximised Survey-derived Daily Intakes (MSDI-USA): 3.00 (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: 22
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 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: --
beverages(nonalcoholic): 5.0000025.00000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: 2.0000010.00000
chewing gum: 3.0000015.00000
condiments / relishes: --
confectionery froastings: 2.0000010.00000
egg products: 4.0000020.00000
fats / oils: --
fish products: 2.0000010.00000
frozen dairy: 1.000005.00000
fruit ices: 3.0000015.00000
gelatins / puddings: 3.0000015.00000
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: --
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: --
milk products: 1.000005.00000
nut products: 3.0000015.00000
other grains: --
poultry: 2.0000010.00000
processed fruits: 1.000005.00000
processed vegetables: 2.0000010.00000
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: 2.0000010.00000
soft candy: 5.0000025.00000
soups: --
sugar substitutes: 2.0000010.00000
sweet sauces: --
 
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): 3.0000015.00000
Fats and oils, and fat emulsions (type water-in-oil) (02.0): 2.0000010.00000
Edible ices, including sherbet and sorbet (03.0): 3.0000015.00000
Processed fruit (04.1): 2.0000010.00000
Processed vegetables (incl. mushrooms & fungi, roots & tubers, pulses and legumes), and nuts & seeds (04.2): --
Confectionery (05.0): 4.0000020.00000
Cereals and cereal products, incl. flours & starches from roots & tubers, pulses & legumes, excluding bakery (06.0): 2.0000010.00000
Bakery wares (07.0): 5.0000025.00000
Meat and meat products, including poultry and game (08.0): 1.000005.00000
Fish and fish products, including molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms (MCE) (09.0): 1.000005.00000
Eggs and egg products (10.0): --
Sweeteners, including honey (11.0): --
Salts, spices, soups, sauces, salads, protein products, etc. (12.0): 2.0000010.00000
Foodstuffs intended for particular nutritional uses (13.0): 3.0000015.00000
Non-alcoholic ("soft") beverages, excl. dairy products (14.1): --
Alcoholic beverages, incl. alcohol-free and low-alcoholic counterparts (14.2): 4.0000020.00000
Ready-to-eat savouries (15.0): 5.0000025.00000
Composite foods (e.g. casseroles, meat pies, mincemeat) - foods that could not be placed in categories 01.0 - 15.0 (16.0): 2.0000010.00000
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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):
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): 699-17-2
EPA ACToR: Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS): Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary : 12780
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: Data
 4-furan-2-ylbutan-2-one
Chemidplus: 0000699172
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References:
 4-furan-2-ylbutan-2-one
NIST Chemistry WebBook: Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List: 699-17-2
Pubchem (cid): 12780
Pubchem (sid): 134976798
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Other Information:
(IUPAC): Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
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FDA Everything Added to Food in the United States (EAFUS): View
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database): HMDB32290
FooDB: FDB009458
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
 
For Odor
acidic
 cyclohexyl acetic acidFL/FR
balsamic
2-acetyl furanFL/FR
buttery
 acetoinFL/FR
 acetyl propionylFL/FR
3,4-hexane dioneFL/FR
2-oxobutyric acidFL/FR
 caramel furanone solutionFL/FR
 caramel pentadioneFL/FR
 cycloteneFL/FR
 cyclotene hydrateFL/FR
alpha,alpha-dimethyl anisyl acetoneFL/FR
 ethyl 2-hydroxy-2-methyl butyrateFL/FR
 ethyl cyclopentenoloneFL/FR
 ethyl maltolFL/FR
5-ethyl-2,3,4,5-tetramethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-oneFL/FR
 fenugreek absoluteFL/FR
 geranyl crotonateFR
 immortelle absoluteFL/FR
 levulinic acidFL/FR
 maltolFL/FR
 maltyl propionateFL/FR
 maple furanoneFL/FR
 menthone lactoneFL/FR
 mesitene lactoneFR
5-methyl furfuralFL/FR
 rosefuranFL/FR
 shoyu furanoneFL/FR
 strawberry furanoneFL/FR
 strawberry furanone acetateFL/FR
 toffee furanoneFL/FR
coconut
gamma-heptalactoneFL/FR
coumarinic
 tonka bean resinoidFR
creamy
gamma-butyrolactoneFL/FR
ethereal
 ethyl 4-pentenoateFL/FR
 ethyl pyruvateFL/FR
isovaleraldehyde propylene glycol acetalFL/FR
fermented
 ethyl (E)-2-crotonateFL/FR
fruity
(E)-ethyl tiglateFL/FR
 tetrahydrofurfuryl acetateFL/FR
green
isoamyl 3-(2-furan) propionateFL/FR
herbal
 butyl levulinateFL/FR
musty
3-acetyl-2,5-dimethyl furanFL/FR
nutty
2-acetyl-3,5(or 6)-dimethyl pyrazineFL/FR
2,3-dimethyl pyrazineFL/FR
 nutty cyclohexenoneFL/FR
phenolic
4-methyl-2,6-dimethoxyphenolFL/FR
spicy
(E)-tiglic acidFL/FR
sweet
 vanilla oleoresin baliFL/FR
tonka
 tonka bean absoluteFR
vanilla
 ethyl vanillinFL/FR
 vanillyl isobutyrateFL/FR
vegetable
 tetrahydrofurfuryl alcoholFL/FR
 
For Flavor
 
No flavor group found for these
2-acetyl-3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyridineFL
 allyl 2-furoateFL
 benzyl disulfideFL
2,5-diethyl tetrahydrofuranFL
alpha,alpha-dimethyl anisyl acetoneFL/FR
 ethyl 2-hydroxy-2-methyl butyrateFL/FR
 ethyl 4-pentenoateFL/FR
5-ethyl-2,3,4,5-tetramethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-oneFL/FR
 mango furanoneFL
 menthone lactoneFL/FR
 rosefuranFL/FR
isoamyl 3-(2-furan) propionateFL/FR
acidic
 levulinic acidFL/FR
dextro,laevo-tartaric acidFL
brown
2-oxobutyric acidFL/FR
5-methyl furfuralFL/FR
 tetrahydrofurfuryl acetateFL/FR
(E)-tiglic acidFL/FR
burnt
 furfuryl alcoholFL
buttery
 diacetylFL
3,4-hexane dioneFL/FR
caramellic
 caramel furanoneFL
 caramel furanone solutionFL/FR
 caramel pentadioneFL/FR
 cycloteneFL/FR
 cyclotene hydrateFL/FR
 ethyl maltolFL/FR
5-ethyl-3,4,5,6-tetramethyl cyclohexen-2-oneFL
 fenugreek absoluteFL/FR
 maltolFL/FR
 maltyl propionateFL/FR
 maple furanoneFL/FR
3-methyl butyl 2-furyl butyrateFL
 shoyu furanoneFL/FR
 strawberry furanoneFL/FR
 strawberry furanone acetateFL/FR
 toffee furanoneFL/FR
coffee
2-thiophene thiolFL
creamy
 acetoinFL/FR
fatty
2,4-undecadienalFL
(E,E)-2,4-undecadienalFL
fruity
(E)-ethyl tiglateFL/FR
 furfuryl valerateFL
2-pentanoyl furanFL
isovaleraldehyde propylene glycol acetalFL/FR
green
 immortelle absoluteFL/FR
herbal
 butyl levulinateFL/FR
5-hydroxymethyl furfuralFL
jammy
 ethyl cyclopentenoloneFL/FR
lactonic
gamma-heptalactoneFL/FR
milky
gamma-butyrolactoneFL/FR
musty
 ethyl (E)-2-crotonateFL/FR
nutty
2-acetyl furanFL/FR
3-acetyl-2,5-dimethyl furanFL/FR
2-acetyl-3,5(or 6)-dimethyl pyrazineFL/FR
2,3-dimethyl pyrazineFL/FR
 nutty cyclohexenoneFL/FR
 peanut oxazoleFL
 tetrahydrofurfuryl alcoholFL/FR
phenolic
4-methyl-2,6-dimethoxyphenolFL/FR
rummy
 ethyl pyruvateFL/FR
sweet
 caramel dioneFL
 cyclohexyl acetic acidFL/FR
 vanilla oleoresin baliFL/FR
toasted
 acetyl propionylFL/FR
vanilla
 ethyl vanillinFL/FR
 vanillyl isobutyrateFL/FR
waxy
 furfuryl octanoateFL
 
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Potential Uses:
 barleyFL
 butterscotchFL
 caramelFL
 chicory root 
 fenugreekFL/FR
 gingerbread 
 graham crackerFL
 immortelle helichrysum everlastingFL/FR
 malt 
 mapleFL
 molassesFL
 pralineFL
 toffeeFL
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Occurrence (nature, food, other): note
 coffee
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Synonyms:
2-butanone, 4-(2-furanyl)-
2-butanone, 4-(2-furyl)-
4-furan-2-yl-butan-2-one
4-(furan-2-yl)butan-2-one
4-furan-2-ylbutan-2-one
1-(2-furanyl)-3-butanone
 furfurylacetone
4-furyl-2-butanone
1-(2-furyl) butan-3-one
4-(2-furyl)-2-butanone
1-(2-furyl)-3-butanone
4-(2-furyl)butan-2-one
1-(2-furyl)butan-3-one
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