Agent Name

2-Heptylfuran

CAS Number

3777-71-7

Formula

C11-H18-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Furan, 2-heptyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-n-Heptylfuran; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Category

Ethers, Other

Description

Liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Furan-substituted aliphatic hydrocarbons have not been evaluated for safe use as flavoring agents due to "unresolved toxicological concerns", mainly being the carcinogenicity of furan in animal experiments; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Pentylfuran."

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