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W329304 Sigma-Aldrich

α-Angelica lactone

98%, FG

Synonym: 4-Hydroxy-3-pentenoic acid γ-lactone, 5-Methyl-2(3H)-furanone

  • CAS Number 591-12-8

  • Empirical Formula (Hill Notation) C5H6O2

  • Molecular Weight 98.10

  •  FEMA Number 3293

  •  Beilstein Registry Number 108394

  •  EC Number 209-701-8

  •  Council of Europe no. 731

  •  MDL number MFCD00005375

  •  PubChem Substance ID 24901616

  •  Flavis number 10.012



Related Categories A - D, A-B, A-D, Alphabetical Listings, Certified Food Grade Products,
biological source   synthetic
grade   FG
reg. compliance   EU Regulation 1334/2008 & 178/2002
assay   98%
refractive index   n20/D 1.448(lit.)
bp   55-56 °C/12 mmHg(lit.)
mp   13-17 °C (lit.)
density   1.092 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Documentation   see Safety & Documentation for available documents
Organoleptic   coconut; oily; sweet
food allergen   no known allergens


Biochem/physiol Actions

Plant-derived cancer chemopreventive agent. Increases the synthesis of glutathione and the activity of glutathione-S-transferase and UDP-glucunonosyltransferase detoxification enzymes in esophagus, stomach, intestine, and liver.


Packaged in glass bottles

General description

α-Angelica lactone, a cyclic lactone that occurs naturally in tobacco, is generally used in tobacco flavoring.

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