Agent Name

trans-2-Hexenal

CAS Number

6728-26-3

Formula

C6-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Hexenal, (2E)-; 2-Hexenal, (E)-; trans-Hex-2-enal; 2-trans-Hexenal; beta-Propyl acrolein; trans-2-Hexenal (leaf aldehyde); trans-2-Hexenal (leaf aldehyde) (natural); [ChemIDplus] UN1988

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Product of lipid peroxidation in the rat liver; a green odor chemical." [ChemIDplus] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; Toxic by skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Restricted

Concentrations in cosmetic products in the EU can not exceed 0.002%, based on sensitization reactions observed at 0.2% but not at 0.02%; [ToxPlanet: EC: SCCNFP]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.6 mm Hg

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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