Fructone

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Fructone
Skeletal formula of fructone
Ball-and-stick model of the fructone molecule
Names
IUPAC name
Ethyl 2-(2-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl)acetate
Identifiers
6413-10-1 YesY
EC number 229-114-0
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PubChem 80865
Properties
C8H14O4
Molar mass 174.19
Appearance Clear liquid
Density 1.067g/cm3 (1)
Boiling point 207.99 760mmHg
1.893 g/L
Hazards
Flash point 97 °C (207 °F; 370 K)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

Fructone, also known as apple ketal and applinal, is a synthetic aroma compound with a fruity, apple-like smell with pineapple, strawberry, and woody aspects reminding of sweet pine. It was discovered by chemist Fabien Servan, and is a product of Servan & Cie and the Dorcel Company.

Chemistry[edit]

Fructone is a ketal that is usually synthesized from ethyl acetoacetate and ethylene glycol in an acid catalyzed ketalization reaction.

External links[edit]

(1) LookChem,2008,[ONLINE],[05/11/2014], Available From: http://www.look-chem.com/FRUCTONE/ (without -)