Maltol, FCCIV

Weight: 200g
Sale price$43.00


MarkNature FCCIV-grade Maltol stands as a pinnacle of quality, synthesized with precision to meet the highest industry standards. Comprising the chemical formula C6H6O3 and boasting a molecular weight of 126.11, this compound, also known as 3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4-pyrone, embodies purity and reliability. Maltol, obtained through meticulous chemical synthesis, exhibits a melting point range of 160~164 ºC, ensuring consistency in its properties. While sparingly soluble in water, its solubility in ethanol and propylene glycol makes it remarkably versatile for various formulations.

CAS No.: 118-71-8
EINECS No.: 204-271-8
FEMA No.: 2656
Chemical Formula: C6H6O3
Molecular Weight: 126.11
Synonyms: 3-Hydroxy-2-methyl-4-pyrone
Standard: FCCIV
Description: Maltol is obtained by chemical synthesis
Melting Point: 160~164 ºC
Solubility: Sparingly soluble in water,
Soluble in ethanol and in propylene glycol

Appearance: White powder or needle crystals
Odor: Characteristic caramel butterscotch odor
Assay: 99.0% min.
Moisture: 0.5% max.
Residue on ignition [sulfated]: 0.2% max.
Cadmium [Cd]: 1ppm max
Mercury [Hg]: 1ppm max
Heavy metals [Pb]: 10ppm max.
Arsenic [As2O3]: 3ppm max.

Key Features:

  • High Purity FCCIV Grade: Our Maltol complies with FCCIV standards, guaranteeing superior quality and purity for diverse applications.
  • Precision Synthesis: Meticulously synthesized to ensure consistency in properties and performance, meeting stringent industry requirements.
  • Wide Solubility Profile: While sparingly soluble in water, its solubility in ethanol and propylene glycol enhances its applicability in different formulations.
  • Defined Melting Point: With a specific melting point range of 160~164 ºC, ensuring product integrity and stability.

Maltol, an essential compound in the realm of food and fragrance industries, finds diverse applications owing to its unique properties. In the food sector, it functions as a flavor enhancer, adding a caramel-like taste to a variety of products, including confectioneries, baked goods, beverages, and more. Its inclusion in fragrance formulations contributes to a sweet, caramel aroma, elevating the olfactory experience in perfumes, cosmetics, and toiletries. Additionally, Maltol serves as a key ingredient in pharmaceuticals, leveraging its properties for taste-masking or enhancing the palatability of medicines, syrups, and oral care products. Its versatility in various industries underscores its significance as a valuable component in formulation and product development, meeting the demands for quality and sensory appeal.

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