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Abbreviations DMHF
CAS number 3658-77-3 YesY
PubChem 19309
ChemSpider 18218 YesY
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Molecular formula C6H8O3
Molar mass 128.13 g/mol
Melting point 73–77 °C
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Furaneol, or strawberry furanone, is a natural organic compound used in the flavor and perfume industry because of its sweet strawberry aroma.[2] It is actually found in strawberries[3] and a variety of other fruits and it is partly responsible for the smell of fresh pineapple.[4] It is also important for odour of buckwheat,[5] and tomato.[6]


  1. ^ 4-Hydroxy-2,5-dimethyl-3(2H)-furanone at Sigma-Aldrich
  2. ^ Strawberry furanone at thegoodscentscompany.com
  3. ^ Ulrich, D. et al. 1995. Analysis of strawberry flavour - Quantification of the volatile components of varieties of cultivated and wild strawberries. Z. Lebensm. UNters. Forsch. 200:217-220
  4. ^ Tokitomo Y, Steinhaus M, Büttner A, Schieberle P (2005). "Odor-active constituents in fresh pineapple (Ananas comosus [L.] Merr.) by quantitative and sensory evaluation". Biosci. Biotechnol. Biochem. 69 (7): 1323–30. doi:10.1271/bbb.69.1323. PMID 16041138. 
  5. ^ Janes D, Kantar D, Kreft S, Prosen H (2008). "Identification of buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench) aroma compounds with GC-MS". Food Chemistry 112: 120. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2008.05.048. 
  6. ^ Buttery, R.G. et al. 2001. Analysis of furaneol in tomato using dynamic headspace sampling with sodium sulfate. J. Agric. Food Chem. 49:4349-4351