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Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) CAS 80-71-7

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) CAS 80-71-7

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) CAS 80-71-7 Product Name: Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) Synonyms: methyl cyclopentadione; 3-Methyl-1,2-cyclopentanedione; 2-hydroxy-3-methylcyclopent-2-enone CAS Number: 80-71-7 Characteristics: White or similar crystalline powder or granule. Assay: 99% Min Methyl...

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Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) CAS 80-71-7

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Product Name:  Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP)

Synonyms: methyl cyclopentadione; 3-Methyl-1,2-cyclopentanedione; 2-hydroxy-3-methylcyclopent-2-enone

CAS Number: 80-71-7

Characteristics:  White or similar crystalline powder or granule.

Assay:  99% Min Methyl Cyclopentenolone

Formula: C6H8O2


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Package: Cardboard barrel, net weight 25kg

Storage: Stored in a cool and dry well-closed container, keep away from moisture and strong light / heat. Avoid being stored in iron containers. Protect from sun shine and preserved in tight containers.

Shelf Life: two years under well if well kept.

HS: 2914299000

Quality Standard: Complied with national quality standard of GB-1886.128 and USA FCC-IV

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) Solubility:

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) is soluble in water. One gram dissolves in 72ml water (Temperature at 25°c). Easily soluble in boiling water, glycerin, propylene, one gram dissolves in 5ml 90% ethanol(Temperature at 25°c). Sublimation. Distillation makes disintegration in normal pressure. Melting point at 104~108°c. Heavy metal(Pb)≤0.04%.

KEY Words: Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP)

Description of Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP):

Methyl Cyclopentenolone is a kind of natural substance which is widely used as flavor enhancer.

Methyl cyclopentenolone is considered to be a broad-spectrum food flavoring agent.

It  is a sweet nut-like flavor with a maple tree or lovage like odor, Melting point: 104-108℃. When the diluted solution was the same as maple sugar, licorice flavor. Sweet, a charm, enjoyable and exciting. Methyl Cyclopentenolone has strong caramel aroma, and is mainly used for walnuts, maple, caramel, coffee, syrup, rum sugar, cream, soup seasoning, ice cream, cookies, candy beverage, bakery and wine. It tastes sweet, and can be widely applied in cosmetics, food and pharmaceutical industry. Methyl Cyclopentenolone is also useful in modifier and relaxation agent making.

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Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) is a kind of wide table perfume and sweet taste synergist. It is also widely regarded as and decorated pharmaceutical and moderator. While using the flavoring essence, Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP), tobacco, baking food, ice cream, beverage, flavoring agent, cake, cosmetics and fruit and nut, can also be used for modulating the essence of the special use, for instance many kinds of essence like coffee, maple sugar, chocolate, nut. Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) can also be used to be additive in the food. It will make the food obtain the fairly good flavor. While Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) is utilized to the tobacco, it will improve perfume and mouth-feel of the tobacco, improve its grade and finished quality.




Detailed Product Description

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP)

Name: Methyl Cyclopentenolone (abbreviation MCP)

Chemical Name: 2-Hydroxy-3-Methyl-2-Cyclopenten-1-One or 3-Methylcyclopteten-1,2-Dione Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) Molecular Formula: C6H8O2

Molecular Weight: 112.13

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) Physical Characterization: White Crystal Power, Nut-like odor, dissolved in Water, Ethanol, Glycerin, Propylene glycol and Chloroform, sublimate easily and get in touch with alkali liquid and iron will change color, so the best to keep with glassware or plastics container.

Specification: accord with U.S.A. FCC standard

Name of Specification

 Specification Purity: 99.0% min.

Melting Point 104 to 108

As content: 0.0003% max.

Heavy Metal Content(by pb): 0.002% max.

Function and Use: Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) smells like fruits. It is a wide-spectrum flavor and sweetness enhancer, which is widely applied in edible essence, tobacco, ice cream, bakery food, beverages, flavorings, cosmetics, pastries, etc. Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) may also be utilized to manufacture essence for special purposes like coffee, chocolate, nuts, etc. Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) is able to bring delicious taste to food, or will improve fragrance and taste of tobacco, to promote their flavor and quality.


Reference Quantity of Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) when used to foods:

Candy and sweet: 0.018 g/kg - 0.025 g/kg

Jelly: 0.015 g/kg - 0.020 g/kg

Flavors: 0.200 g/kg - 0.10 g/kg

Ice Food: 0.005 g/kg - 0.006 g/kg

Pudding: 0.015 g/kg - 0.020 g/kg

Fast Food: 0.013 g/kg - 0.018 g/kg

Chewing Gum: 0.008 g/kg - 0.015 g/kg

Syrup: 0.010 g/kg - 0.030 g/kg

Soft Drink: 0.011 g/kg - 0.020 g/kg

Cigarettes: 0.200 g/kg - 0.500 g/kg

Ice Cream: 0.005 g/kg - 0.006 g/kg

Meat Food: 0.013 g/kg - 0.060 g/kg


Usage Guidance: Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) should be used in the end procedures of production, alone or in combination with other raw materials of fragrant.

Packing: Inside with Polythene plastic film Fiber Drum; Net Weight: 25Kgs/Drum.

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP)  is strongly suggested to be sealed in cool place, avoid confusing and preserving together with other miscellaneous smell products.


Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) Usage and applications:

--If is used in coffee, cocoa, chocolate, nuts, etc. Methyl cyclopentenolone is also in the ingredients of maple maple syrup.

--It will also improve the tobacco flavor, improve the grade of tobacco leaf and tobacco quality, and serves as modifiers and moderator. Added in cigarette as flavor, Methyl Cyclopentenolone will improve its aroma and increase its quality as modifier and moderator.

-- Because of its nutty aroma, diluted with maple maple - licorice aroma, Methyl Cyclopentenolone is commonly used as food additives. If it is used directly as food additive.

--Widely used in walnuts and other nuts, syrup, sugar, rum, caramel, Scotland cream, spices, soup, wine, ice cream, cakes, candy, drinks, grilled food culture, Tang, meat and other foods.

-- Methyl Cyclopentenolone can also be used for detergents, cosmetics and other products.

Reference dosage for use:


Reference dosage(mg/kg)



Soft drinks




Baked goods


Chewing gum




Ice Products






Ice cream




Meat    Product


Certificate of Analysis of Methyl  Cyclopentenolone (MCP).


White crystalline powder

Dissolving Process


Heavy Metal

0.004% max


0.5% max

Ignition Residue

0.1% max


99% min


Soluble in Boiling water, ethanol and glycerol


Maple tree and grass like aroma, in dilute solution is maple sugar and    licorice flavors

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Using methods of Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP):

Generally late to join in the production, dissolved into a dilute solution alone or dissolved in other flavors into food after the use.

Methyl Cyclopentenolone (MCP) CAS 80-71-7

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