Agent Name

delta-Undecalactone

CAS Number

710-04-3

Formula

C11-H20-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2H-Pyran-2-one, 6-hexyltetrahydro-; 5-Hexyl-5-hydroxypentanoic acid lactone; 5-Hydroxyundecanoic acid lactone; 5-Undecanolide; 6-Hexyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-one; Undecanoic acid, 5-hydroxy-, delta-lactone; Undecanolide-1,5; delta-Hexylvalerolactone; [ChemIDplus] 5-Hydroxyundecanoic acid delta-lactone; 6-Hexyltetrahydro-2-pyrone; Undeca-1,5-lactone; [JECFA]

Category

Lactones

Description

Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "gamma-Nonalactone."

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