Ethyl Maltol, FCCIV

Weight: 200g
Sale price$38.00


Ethyl Maltol is an organic compound and a common flavor enhancer.

Chemical Name: 2-Ethyl-3-hydroxy-4H-pyran-4-one
Chemical formula: C7H8O3
Molecular weight: 140.14 g/mol
CAS No.: 4949-11-8
FEMA: 3487
Other names:
2-Ethyl pyromeconic acid
Standard: FCCIV

Assay: 99% Min.
Appearance: White to slightly yellow crystalline powder
Odor: Characteristic sweet smell of caramelized sugar or as caramelized fruit.
Melting Point: 90 ºC
Residue on ignition [sulfated]: 0.2% Max
Loss on drying: 0.5% Max.
Heavy metals [Pb]: 10ppm Max.
Arsenic [As2O3]: 3ppm Max.
1g of Ethyl Maltol dissolves in 55ml of water; 10ml of Ethanol;17ml of Propylene Glycol and 5ml of Chloroform.

Ethyl Maltol is a safe, nontoxic and widely used food flavor. It is a sweetening, synergistic agent which is widely used in food, cosmetics and tabacco industry.

Reference dosage:
Soft drinks: 1.5-6 mg/L
Ice cream, frozen products and ketchup: 5-15 mg/kg
Chocolate, candy and dessert: 5-50 mg/kg

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