Agent Name

4-Acetylanisole

CAS Number

100-06-1

Formula

C9-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)ethanone; 4'-Methoxyacetophenone; 4-Methoxyacetofenon [Czech]; 4-Methoxyacetophenone; 4-Methoxyphenyl methyl ketone; Acetanisole; Acetophenone, 4'-methoxy-; Anisyl, p-, methyl ketone; Ethanone, 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-; Linarodin; Methyl 4-methoxyphenyl ketone; Methyl p-methoxyphenyl ketone; Novatone; Vananote; p-Acetylanisole; p-Methoxyacetophenone; p-Methoxyphenyl methyl ketone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Aromatic Compounds

Description

White crystalline powder; mp = 36-40 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; Causes increased pulse rate and blood pressure elevation in 39-week intermittent inhalation studies of humans; Causes somnolence, muscle weakness, irritability, other degenerative changes to brain and coverings, and weight loss in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; Causes changes in recordings from specific areas of CNS and effects on other transferases and plasma proteins (not involving coagulation) in repeated-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Anisole" and "Acetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00644 mm Hg

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