Agent Name

1-Phenyl-1,2-propanedione

CAS Number

579-07-7

Formula

C9-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Propanedione, 1-phenyl-; 3-Phenyl-2,3-propanedione; Acetyl benzoyl; Acetylbenzoyl; Benzoyl methyl ketone; Benzoylacetyl; Methyl phenyl diketone; Methyl phenyl glyoxal; Methylphenylglyoxal; Phenyl methyl diketone; Phenylmethyldiketone; 1-Phenylpropane-1,2-dione; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Acetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Combustible liquid, n.o.s."

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