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Levulinic acid

natural, 99%, FG

Synonym: 4-Oxopentanoic acid, 4-Oxovaleric acid

  • CAS Number 123-76-2

  • Linear Formula CH3COCH2CH2COOH

  • Molecular Weight 116.12

  •  FEMA Number 2627

  •  Beilstein/REAXYS Number 506796

  •  EC Number 204-649-2

  •  Council of Europe no. 23

  •  MDL number MFCD00002796

  •  PubChem Substance ID 329830507

  •  Flavis number 8.023

  •  NACRES NA.21

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Related Categories Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products, Certified Natural Products, Flavors and Fragrances, Follows IFRA Guidelines,
grade   FG
  Halal
  Kosher
  follows IFRA guidelines
  natural
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1223/2009
  EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
vapor pressure   1 mmHg ( 102 °C)
InChI Key   JOOXCMJARBKPKM-UHFFFAOYSA-N
assay   99%
refractive index   n20/D 1.442
bp   245-246 °C (lit.)
mp   30-33 °C (lit.)
density   1.134 g/mL at 25 °C (lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   caramel; creamy; acidic; sweet; vanilla
food allergen   no known allergens
fragrance allergen   no known allergens

Description

General description

Levulinic acid, an organic acid, is mainly used as a cigarette additive.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

10 kg in poly drum

100 g in poly bottle

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Symbol 
GHS07  GHS07
Signal word 
Warning
Hazard statements 
Precautionary statements 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
3
RTECS 
OI1575000
Flash Point(F) 
208.4 °F
Flash Point(C) 
98 °C
Protocols & Articles

Articles

Potential Application for Levulinic Acid, FG

This compound conveys a sweet, yet acidic note with caramel tones and can be commonly used in butter, maple and nut imitation flavors. This ingredient can also add depth and round out caramel and van...

Securing a Traceable Supply Chain for Food Grade Flavor Ingredients

Introduction Defining "Food Grade" Understanding "Food Grade" Versus "Industrial Grade" Top Questions to Ask a Flavor & Fragrances Supplier The Sigma-Aldrich Approach
Dr. Luke Grocholl
Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Food & Beverage, Food Safety, Solvents

The Complex Regulatory Landscape for Natural Flavor Ingredients

Introduction The Regulatory Landscape US and EU Definitions of Natural Regional Regulatory Variations The Example of Vanillin The Case for Standardization
Mr. Michael Sabisch1, Mr. David Smith2

1Senior Quality Assurance Specialist
2International Sales Coordinator, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food Safety, Oxidations

Understanding the Complexities of Kosher Ingredients

Introduction What is Kosher Product Considerations for Kosher Certification Kosher's Added Benefit to the Food Industry Sigma-Aldrich's Kosher Experience and Offering
Dr. Luke Grocholl1, Rabbi Gershon Segal

1Dr. Luke Grocholl, Quality Assurance Supervisor, Sigma-Aldrich Flavors & Fragrances
Keywords: Fermentation, Food & Beverage, Safety industry

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Peer-Reviewed Papers
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