Agent Name

4-Hexanolide

CAS Number

695-06-7

Formula

C6-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2(3H)-Furanone, 5-ethyldihydro-; 4-Ethyl-4-butanolide; 4-Ethyl-4-hydroxybutanoic acid lactone; 4-Hydroxyhexanoic acid lactone; 5-Ethyldihydro-2(3H)-furanone; 5-Ethyltetrahydro-2-furanone; 6-Caprolactone; Hexanoic acid, 4-hydroxy-, gamma-lactone; Hexanolide-1,4; Tonkalide; Toukalide; gamma-Caprolactone; gamma-Ethyl-n-butyrolactone; gamma-Ethylbutyrolactone; gamma-Hexalactone; gamma-Hexanolactone; Hexan-4-olide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lactones

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Butyrolactone."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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