Agent Name

2,5-Dimethylpyrazine

CAS Number

123-32-0

Formula

C6-H8-N2

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

2,5-Dimethyl-1,4-diazine; 2,5-Dimethylparadiazine; 2,5-Dimethylpyrazine (natural); Pyrazine, 2,5-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Glycoline; Ketine; [JECFA]

Category

Pyrazines

Description

Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; mp = 15 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes convulsions in acute intraperitoneal studies of mice; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.5 mm Hg

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