Agent Name

2,5-Dimethylfuran

CAS Number

625-86-5

Formula

C6-H8-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Furan, 2,5-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Ethers, Other

Description

Yellow oily liquid with an aromatic, caustic odor; [CAMEO] Clear, dark yellow liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A volatile constituent of tobacco smoke and roasted coffee aroma; Also a human metabolite of n-hexane; [ToxPlanet: CDC] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Not mutagenic in vitro; [ToxPlanet: CDC] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Furan."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

25.9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 500 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable liquid, n.o.s."

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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