|Preferred IUPAC name
2-Ethyl pyromeconic acid
3D model (JSmol)
CompTox Dashboard (EPA)
|Molar mass||140.138 g·mol−1|
|Appearance||White crystalline powder|
|Melting point||85 to 95 °C (185 to 203 °F; 358 to 368 K)|
|Boiling point||161 °C (322 °F; 434 K)|
|P264, P270, P301+P312, P330, P501|
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
(what is ?)
Ethyl maltol is an organic compound that is a common flavourant in some confectioneries. It is related to the more common flavorant maltol by replacement of the methyl group by an ethyl group. It is a white solid with a sweet smell that can be described as caramelized sugar or as caramelized fruit.
The conjugate base derived from ethylmaltol, again like maltol, has a high affinity for iron, forming a red coordination complex. In such compounds, the heterocycle is a bidentate ligand.