Agent Name

4-Hydroxycoumarin

CAS Number

1076-38-6

Formula

C9-H6-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

4-Coumarinol; Benzotetronic acid; Coumarin, 4-hydroxy-; 2H-1-Benzopyran-2-one, 4-hydroxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Description

Beige powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Closely related to coumarin, the parent compound of anticoagulants such as warfarin; Studies using frog embryo assays demonstrated half the potency of coumarin in producing teratogenic effects; [REPROTOX] Causes somnolence and muscle contraction or spasticity in subcutaneous lethal-studies of mice; Causes effects on inflammation in 4-day intermittent oral studies rats; [RTECS] An irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Coumarin."

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