Maltol Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Maltol Properties

Maltol

Description

 

Maltol is a naturally occurring organic compound that is used primarily as a flavor enhancer. It is a white crystalline powder that is soluble in hot water, chloroform, and other polar solvents. Because it has the odor of caramel, maltol is used to impart a sweet aroma to fragrances. Maltol has a taste and odor reminiscent of freshly baked bread, and is used as a flavor enhancer in breads and cakes.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White crystalline powder
Boiling Point 205 °C
CAS Number 118-71-8
Chemical Composition Tetrahydrofuran-->Chloroform-->Magnesium-->Diethyl oxalate-->ZINC-->Benzyl chloride-->Sodium ethoxide-->Manganese dioxide-->Oxygen-->Cyclohexane-->Furfural-->Methyl bromide -->Furfuryl alcohol-->Soy bean Isoflavone Isoflavone 10-40%-->Cresote-->Benzyl ether-->Kojic acid-->Pyromeconic acid
Density 1.348 g/cm3
HS Code 29329995
IUPAC Name 3-hydroxy-2-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one
Melting Point 161-162 °C
Molar Mass 126.11 g/mol
Molecular Formula C6H6O3
RTECS Number UQ1050000
Refractive n20/D 1.541(lit.)
Solubility 1.2 g/100 mL (25 ºC)
Synonyms 2-hydroxy-3-methyl-4H-pyran-4-one (maltol);2-Methyl pyromeconic acid;2-Methyl-3-hydroxy-.gamma.-pyranone;2-Methyl-3-hydroxy-4-pyrone;2-Methyl-3-hydroxy-gamma.-pyranone;2-Methyl-3-hydroxypyrone;2-Methyl-3-oxy-gamma-pyrone;2-Methylpromeconicacid
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