Agent Name

Umbelliferone

Alternative Name

7-Hydroxycoumarin

CAS Number

93-35-6

Formula

C9-H6-O3

Major Category

Dyes

Synonyms

Coumarin, 7-hydroxy-; 2H-1-Benzopyran-2-one, 7-hydroxy-; 7 HC; 7-Hydroxycoumarin; 7-Oxycoumarin; Hydrangin; Hydrangine; Skimmetin; Skimmetine; Umbelliferon; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Coumarin Dyes

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White or pale yellow powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Found in many plants; Used in sunscreens, as intracellular and pH sensitive fluorescent indicator, and blood-brain barrier probe; [Merck Index] "Active metabolite of coumarin." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes liver effects, effects on plasma proteins, hypoglycemia, and changes in clotting factors in 45-day intermittent intraperitoneal studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Coumarin."

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