Agent Name

trans-2-Heptenal

CAS Number

18829-55-5

Formula

C7-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(E)-2-Hepten-1-al; 3-Butylacrolein; beta-Butylacrolein; (E)-Hept-2-enal; 2-Heptenal, (2E)-; 2-Heptenal, (E)-; [ChemIDplus] Hept-2(trans)-enal; 2-Heptenic aldehyde; [JECFA] UN1988

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

Prohibited for use as a fragrance ingredient in the EC due to sensitization potential; Human maximization tests using a concentration of 4% in petrolatum produced sensitization reactions in 1/29 (1980) and 8/27 (1985) volunteers; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCNFP] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation and skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; Toxic by skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "trans-2-Hexenal."

Restricted

Banned for use as a fragrance ingredient in the EC; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCNFP]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aldehydes, flammable, toxic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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