Agent Name

4-Methylpentane-2,3-dione

CAS Number

7493-58-5

Formula

C6-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetyl isobutyryl; Isopropyl methyl diketone; Methyl isopropyl diketone; 2,3-Pentanedione, 4-methyl-; 4-Methyl-2,3-pentanedione; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] See "2,3-Pentanedione."

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