Agent Name

gamma-Heptalactone

Alternative Name

2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-5-propyl-

CAS Number

105-21-5

Formula

C7-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2(3H)-Furanone, dihydro-5-propyl-; 1,4-Heptanolide; 4-Hydroxyheptanoic acid lactone; 4-Propyl-4-hydroxybutanoic acid lactone; Dihydro-5-propyl-2(3H)-furanone; Heptanolide-4,1; gamma-Heptalactone; gamma-Heptalactone (natural); gamma-Heptanolactone; gamma-Propiobutyrolactone; gamma-Propyl-gamma-butyrolactone; Heptan-4-olide; 4-Hydroxyheptanoic acid, gamma-lactone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lactones

Description

Colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Butyrolactone."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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