Ethyl Maltol

Chemical Name: 3-Hydroxy-2-ethyl-4-Pyrone
Code: GBA 3005; INS 637; FEMA 3487
GBA-Code of the national standard man-made perfume of the P.R.C.

INS-International Numbering System
FEMA-the Fragrance and Extraction Manufacturer Association of America

Molecular Formula: C7H8O3
Molecular Weight: 140.14
Quality Standard: Be in the accordance of the national quality standard of the P.R.C. QB-861 and the U.S.A. FCC IV.

 

    INDEX  
  FACTORY STANDARD GB12487-90 FCC (IV)
PROPERTY White crystalline powder with a characteristic odor and fruitlike flavor in dilute solution White needle or powder crystals with a fruitlike flavor in dilute solution White crystalline powder with a characteristic odor and fruitlike flavor in dilute solution
Content                      % 99.20 99.00 99.00
Melting Point               C 89.0 ~ 92.0 89.0 ~ 92.0 90
Residue on Ignition   % 0.2 0.2 0.2
Moisture                     % 0.4 0.5 0.5
Arsenic                       % 0.0003 0.0003 ---
Heavy Metal               % 0.001 0.001 0.002
                 pb               % 0.001 --- 0.001

 

USES

 

Ethyl Maltol is a safe, nontoxic and widely-used aromatic food additive.  Only a small amount is needed to achieve a significant effect.  It is a sweet, synergetic agent used in tobacco, food, beverages, essences, wines, cosmetics and other consumables.  It has a remarkable effect on improving and increasing the flavor of foods, and it enhances the sweetness of foods.  Additionally, the king of food additives makes food keep longer.
REFERENCE DOSE

 

Soft drinks-1.5 ~ 6mg/kg; Ice cream and ice foods, Jelly, tomato-ketchup as well as tomato-ketchup soup-5 ~ 15mg/kg; Chocolate, candy and dessert-5 ~ 50 mg/kg.
PACKAGE

 

Sealed by polyethylene bag inside
Paper drum: size φ 350 X 500 NW 25kg
Cardboard case: 460 X 350 X 270 NW 25kg
Cardboard case: 270 X 200 X 155 NW 5kg
Cardboard case: φ 460 X 350 X 270 NW .5kg
STORAGE

 

Keep in a cool and dry place.  Avoid being stored in iron containers.  Protect from light and keep container closed.  Avoid contamination from special smell.

See also: Maltol