Agent Name

Protocatechualdehyde

Alternative Name

3,4-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde

CAS Number

139-85-5

Formula

C7-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,4-Dihydroxybenzaldehyde; 3,4-Dihydroxybenzenecarbonal; 4-Formyl-1,2-dihydroxybenzene; Benzaldehyde, 3,4-dihydroxy-; Protocatechuic aldehyde; Rancinamycin IV; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Benzaldehydes

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Light brown powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Present in wheat grains and other plants; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes convulsions and respiratory stimulation in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 205 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000116 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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