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6-Methyl Coumarin

6-Methyl Coumarin
6-Methyl Coumarin
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Product Code : 03
Product Description

6-Methyl Coumarin is a chemical compound with molecular formula C10H8O2 and molar mass of 160.172 g/mol. It is extensively utilized for preparation of coconut flavor that is used in baked goods, butter, and caramel. This compound has dry herbaceous coconut-like taste & odor and appears as white colored crystalline powder. It is water insoluble in nature and also shows a role for fragrance industry as well. 6-Methyl Coumarin has shelf-life of up to 12 months if stor ed under recommended conditions with melting point range of 74 to 76 degrees Celsius.

Label name

6 - methyl coumarin

Other names

6 - methyl 1. 2 benzopyrone,toncarine.6 methyl benzopyrone

Molecular formula


Molecular weight



92 - 48 - 8




202 - 158 - 8

H. Tariff code



White crystalline powder

Organoleptic character

Dry herbaceous coconut odour and taste at low concentrations

Physical properties melting range

74°c - 76°c

Flash point


Analytical GLC- assay

Above 99.0%

Shelf life

12 months in full sealed containers


It is one of the most important constituent of coconut flavours. It is also used effectively in nut. caramel, butter. date. fig. root beer etc. Frequently used in various vanilla compositions. Its extra ordinary stability towards heat makes it excellent for flavour meant for baked goods. The concentration in finished productsis usually less than 30 ppm.


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