Agent Name

3-Methyl-1,2-cyclopentanedione

Alternative Name

Methylcyclopentenolone

CAS Number

765-70-8

Formula

C6-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Cyclopentanedione, 3-methyl-; Cyclotene; Methylcyclopentenolone; Methylcyclopentenolone (diketo form); Methylcyclopentenolone (natural); 1,2-Cyclopentanedione, 3-methyl-; 3-Methylcyclopentane-1,2-dione; [ChemIDplus] Maple lactone; [JECFA]

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Off-white crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"A peroxynitrite scavenger isolated from coffee extract." [ChemIDplus] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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