White flake crystalline or crystalline powder. It has a unique sweet taste in bitterness and can improve the flavor and quality of juice drinks and cool drinks. It has special flavor and can be used as fragrant material. Melting point 274 ℃ (decomposition). Soluble in water (25 ℃, 36.1%), slightly soluble in ethanol
Flavor enhancer; nutrition enhancer. Flavoring.
It can also be used to synthesize chiral ligands, which can be used for asymmetric ethylation of aldehydes.