Agent Name

2-Methylbenzoxazole

CAS Number

95-21-6

Formula

C8-H7-N-O

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2-Methylbenzoxazol [Czech]; Benzoxazole, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Methyl-1,3-benzoxazole; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Other Aromatics (Nitrogen)

Description

Dark yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

A severe skin and eye irritant; Oral LD40 (mouse) = 1,100 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Mercaptobenzoxazole."

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