Chemical Name: 3-Hydroxy-2-Methyl-4-Pyrone
Code: GBI 1108; INS 636; FEMA 2656
GBI-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: C6H6O3
Molecular Weight: 126.11
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.


PROPERTY White crystalline powder with a caramel-butterscotch sweet odor White crystalline powder with a caramel-butterscotch sweet odor
Content                      %> 99.20 99.00
Melting Point               C 160.0 ~ 164.0 160.0 ~ 164.0
Residue on Ignition   %< 0.2 0.2
Moisture                     %< 0.4 0.5
Arsenic                       %< 0.0003 0
Heavy Metal               %< 0.001 0.002

The factory is accredited under the ISO9002 accreditation system and was Kosher Certified in 1999.  Since 1992, the factory has been chosen as A TRUSTWORTHY BUSINESS ENTITY by the State Administration Bureau for Industry and Commerce.

See also: Ethyl Maltol