Agent Name

delta-Dodecalactone

CAS Number

713-95-1

Formula

C12-H22-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2H-Pyran-2-one, 6-heptyltetrahydro-; 5-Dodecalactone; 5-Dodecanolide; 5-Hydroxydodecanoic acid lactone; Dodecanoic acid, 5-hydroxy-, delta-lactone; Dodecanolide-1,5; delta-Dodecalactone (natural); delta-Heptyl-delta-valerolactone; n-Heptyl-delta-valerolactone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lactones

Description

Colorless to very pale straw-yellow viscous liquid with a strong odor of fresh fruit; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent; [HSDB]

Comments

Animal experiments with technical grade compound: no eye or skin irritation; Oral LD50 (rat) >5000 mg/kg; [HSDB] A skin and eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

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