Agent Name

2,6-Dimethyl-5-heptenal

CAS Number

106-72-9

Formula

C9-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,6-Dimethyl-2-hepten-7-al; 2,6-Dimethyl-5-heptenal (natural); 2,6-Dimethylhept-5-en-1-al; 5-Heptenal, 2,6-dimethyl-; Bergamal; Melonal; 2,6-Dimethylhept-5-enal; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Category of C7-C9 aliphatic aldehydes and carboxylic acids: Members and supporting chemicals demonstrate low acute toxicity by oral, dermal, and inhalation exposures; toxicity in repeated-dose studies only at relatively high levels; no evidence of reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, or mutagenicity; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.76 mm Hg

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