Agent Name

2,5-Dimethyltetrahydrofuran

CAS Number

1003-38-9

Formula

C6-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Tetrahydro-2,5-dimethylfuran; Furan, tetrahydro-2,5-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3271

Category

Ethers (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [ExPub: EC: EFSA]

Comments

May form explosive peroxides; Stabilized with 250-300 ppm butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT); An irritant; Targets the CNS; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tetrahydrofuran

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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