Agent Name

2,5-Diethyltetrahydrofuran

CAS Number

41239-48-9

Formula

C8-H16-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Furan, 2,5-diethyltetrahydro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethers (<C12)

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes tearing and diarrhea in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] See "Tetrahydrofuran."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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