Ethyl Maltol CAS 4940-11-8

Ethyl Maltol CAS 4940-11-8

Ethyl maltol is a permissible flavorant which is 4 to 6 times stronger than maltol and has a significant aroma enhancement effect. Widely used in food, cigarette drugs, beverages, toothpaste and cosmetics, It is a safe and non-toxic food additive with the functions of aroma enhancement, sweetening, aroma preservation and odor concealment.
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Ethyl Maltol
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Ethyl Maltol occurs as a white, crystalline powder having a cotton-candy odor and a sweet, fruitlike flavor in dilute solu-tion. One gram dissolves in about 55 mL of water, 10 mL of alcohol, 17 mL of propylene glycol, and 5 mL of chloroform. It melts at about 90°.



Ethyl maltolis a derivative of γ-pyrone. It is a broad-spectrum and highly effective flavoring agent. It can also be used as a sweetener, aroma synthesizer, flavor improver and flavor fixer. It suppresses acid and bitterness, eliminates fishy odor, and eliminates irritation. They have the same properties as maltol, but the difference is that maltol can be obtained from nature (barley, soybeans, etc.), while ethyl maltol can be artificially synthesized. The appearance is white powder, needle-like or granular crystals. The aroma has a sweet aroma similar to fruit without impurities. Ethyl maltol is an ideal spice synergist with safety, non-toxicity, wide application, good effect and low dosage. It has a significant effect on improving and enhancing the aroma of food, making sweetness and sweetening, and can extend the shelf life of food. It is widely used in tobacco, food, beverages, seasonings, fruit wine, daily cosmetics and other products. Ethyl maltol has a significant effect on improving and enhancing the flavor of food, has sweetness effect on candies, has antibacterial and antiseptic properties, and can extend the shelf life of food. 


White crystalline powder
Infrared absorption
Assay (on anhydrous basis)
Residue on ignition 


25kg/drum or as per requirement



Store in a cool dry place


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