Agent Name

4-(2-Furyl)-3-buten-2-one

Alternative Name

Furfural acetone

CAS Number

623-15-4

Formula

C8-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Furfurylideneacetone; 3-Buten-2-one, 4-(2-furanyl)-; 3-Buten-2-one, 4-(2-furyl)-; 3-Butene-2-one, 4-(2-furanyl)-; 4-(2-Furanyl)-3-buten-2-one; FAM (monomer); Furfural acetone; Furfuralacetone; Furfurylideneacetone; Monofurfurylideneacetone; Monomer FAM; 4-(2-Furyl)but-3-en-2-one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Reddish solid; [CAMEO] Yellow solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used in organic synthesis; [NTP]

Comments

Furan-substituted flavoring agents have not been evaluated for safe use as flavoring agents due to "unresolved toxicological concerns", mainly being the carcinogenicity of furan; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.33 mm Hg

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