Agent Name

4,4-Dimethoxy-2-butanone

CAS Number

5436-21-5

Formula

C6-H12-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1-Dimethoxy-3-butanone; 2-Butanone, 4,4-dimethoxy-; 3-Ketobutyraldehyde dimethyl acetal; 3-Ketobutyraldehyde dimethylacetal; 3-Oxobutanal dimethyl acetal; 3-Oxobutyraldehyde dimethyl acetal; Acetoacetaldehyde 1-(dimethyl acetal); Acetoacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal; Acetylacetaldehyddimethylacetal; Acetylacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal; beta-Oxobutyraldehyde dimethyl acetal; Formylacetone dimethyl acetal; 4,4-Dimethoxybutanone; [ChemIDplus] Acetylaldehyde dimethylacetal; [JECFA]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Clear yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes somnolence and convulsions in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Butanone."

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