Agent Name

Tropolone

CAS Number

533-75-5

Formula

C7-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2,4,6-Cycloheptatrien-1-one, 2-hydroxy-; 2-Hydroxycyclohepta-2,4,6-trienone; 2-Hydroxytropone; Purpurocatechol; [ChemIDplus] 2-Hydroxy2,4,6-cycloheptatrien-1-one; [Merck Index] 2-Hydroxy2,4,6-cycloheptatrienone; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Category

Biochemical Research

Description

Colorless solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow to cream hygroscopic solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A natural antibiotic; The seven-carbon ring structure is a prototype for a group of natural bioactive products known as tropolonoids; Used as a ligand for cell radiolabeling; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes convulsions and rigidity (including catalepsy) in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000679 mm Hg

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