Agent Name

2(3H)-Furanone, 5-ethenyIdihydro-5-methyl-

Alternative Name

4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-5-hexenoic acid gamma lactone

CAS Number

1073-11-6

Formula

C7-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-5-hexenoic acid gamma lactone; 4-Methyl-4-vinyl-1,4-butanolide; Dihydro-5-methyl-5-vinyl-2(3H)-furanone; Dihydro-5-methyl-5-vinylfuran-2(3H)-one; [ChemIDplus] 5-Ethenyldihydro-5-methyl-2(3H)-furanone; Lilac lactone; 5-Methyl-5-vinyl-dihydro-furan-2-one; 4-Methyl-5-hexen-1,4-olide; [JECFA] 4-Hydroxy-4-methyl-5-hexenoic acid gamma lactone; [FDA]

Category

Lactones

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] See "Butyrolactone."

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