Maltol
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Maltol
Alias
3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4-pyrone
Category
Non-ionic surfactants-Phenol
CAS No.
118-71-8
Molecular Formula & Molecular Weight
Molecular Formula: C6H6O3
Molecular Weight: 126.11
Structural Formula
Properties
Appearance: solid.
Solubility: soluble in water.
Stability: stable. easily oxidized.
Risk: irritation, irritation to skin, eye.
Animal toxicity[1]: chicken oral LD50: 3720mg/Kg;
guinea pig oral LD50: 1410mg/Kg;
mouse oral LD50: 550mg/Kg;
mouse subcutaneous LD50: 820mg/Kg;
rabbit skin LD: > 5000mg/Kg;
rabbit oral LD50: 1620mg/Kg;
rat oral LD50: 1410mg/Kg.
Ecology: may be hazardous to environment. Water body should be given special attention.
Biodegradability: biodegradable.
Characteristics: excellent masking, anti-oxidizing, dispersing abilities.
Synthesis
 
Quality standards & test methods
item
physical and chemical indexes
test methods
Actives*, %, ≥
95
 
*: should be marked on molecular weight.
Major Uses
Use as antioxidant.
Use as perfume.
Masking agent in personal care products.
Use as food additive.
Use as pharmaceutical ingredient.
Manufacturers
 
References
[1]:http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/: 118-71-8

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