Agent Name

5-Methyl-3-hexen-2-one

CAS Number

5166-53-0

Formula

C7-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Oxo-5-methylhex-3-ene; 3-Hexen-2-one, 5-methyl-; 5-Methylhex-3-en-2-one; [ChemIDplus] Isobutylidene acetone; [JECFA]

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; Toxic by skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Mesityl oxide" and "6-Methylhept-5-en-2-one."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 500 ppm/4hr

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