Agent Name

Muconic acid

CAS Number

505-70-4

Formula

C6-H6-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Butadiene-1,4-dicarboxylic acid; 2,4-Hexadienedioic acid; Hexa-2,4-dienedioic acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

White crystalline solid; [Chem Service MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A metabolite of benzene that is reportedly a reliable indicator of occupational exposure; [ChemIDplus] "trans,trans-Muconic acid is a metabolite of benzene in humans." [Wikipedia] t,t-Muconic acid in urine (500 ug/g creatinine at end of shift) is used as a BEI for benzene; [TLVs and BEIs]

Comments

See "trans,trans-Muconic acid."

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