Agent Name

3-Acetyl-2,5-dimethylfuran

CAS Number

10599-70-9

Formula

C8-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-(2,5-Dimethyl-3-furanyl)ethanone; 2,5-Dimethyl-3-acetylfuran; 2,5-Dimethyl-3-furyl methyl ketone; Ethanone, 1-(2,5-dimethyl-3-furanyl)-; Ketone, 2,5-dimethyl-3-furyl methyl; 1-(2,5-Dimethyl-3-furyl)ethan-1-one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Yellow liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Concern for the use of furan related flavoring agents due to genotoxicity of several members, the possibility of reactive metabolite formation, and the carcinogenicity of furan; [JECFA] A skin, mucous membrane, and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Search for (10599-70-9[EC/RN Number]) AND (allergic OR dermatitis OR sensitizer OR sensitization): no results; [PubMed] See "2,5-Dimethylfuran."

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