Agent Name

2,4-Decadienal

CAS Number

2363-88-4

Formula

C10-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,4-Decadienal (natural); [ChemIDplus] trans-2, trans-4 Decadienal; Heptenyl acrolein; [Citrus and Allied Essences MSDS] 2,4-Decadien-1-al; [Bedoukian Research MSDS]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Pale yellow to dark brown liquid with a buttery, fatty, orange odor; [Advanced BioTech MSDS] Strong green odor; Odor like sweet oranges at high concentrations; [Citrus and Allied Essences MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent; [Advanced BioTech MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; [Advanced BioTech MSDS] A skin irritant in rabbits; Undiluted product may cause eye irritation; At 2% in petroleum causes no skin irritation or sensitization in humans; [Bedoukian Research MSDS] See "2,4-Hexadienal."

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