Agent Name

2(3H)-Furanone, 5-hexyldihydro-

Alternative Name

gamma-Decalactone

CAS Number

706-14-9

Formula

C10-H18-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

gamma-Decalactone; 2-Decalactone; 4-Hexyl-4-hydroxybutanoic acid lactone; 4-Hexyl-gamma-butyrolactone; 4-Hydroxydecanoic acid, gamma-lactone; 5-Hexyldihydro-2(3H)-furanone; 5-Hexyltetrahydro-2-furanone; Decanoic acid, gamma-lactone; Decanolide-1,4; Hydroxydecanoic acid gamma-lactone; gamma-Decalactone (natural); gamma-N-Hexyl-gamma-butyrolactone; gamma-n-Decalactone; gamma-n-Hexyl-gamma-butyrolactone; Decan-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 moderate skin irritant; Causes anticonvulsant effects, altered sleep time, and decreased body temperature in acute oral studies of mice; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Butyrolactone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00512 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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