Agent Name

Furfural acetate

CAS Number

623-17-6

Formula

C7-H8-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Acetoxymethylfuran; 2-Furanmethanol acetate; 2-Furanmethanol, acetate; 2-Furanmethyl acetate; 2-Furfuryl acetate; 2-Furylcarbinyl acetate; Acetic acid furfuryl ester; Acetic acid furfurylester; Furfuryl alcohol, acetate; 2-Furanmethanol, 2-acetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless or yellow to orange liquid with a pungent odor; Turns brown on air and light exposure; [NTP] Yellow liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [NTP] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

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