Agent Name

Phthalide

CAS Number

87-41-2

Formula

C8-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1(3H)-Isobenzofuranone; 1-Phthalanone; 2-Hydroxymethylbenzoic acid, gamma-lactone; Phthalolactone; [ChemIDplus] 1-Isobenzofuranone; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Esters, Other

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in fragrances; [REPROTOX] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used as an intermediate; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Intraperitoneal lethal-dose (rat) > 500 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] A strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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