Agent Name

trans-4-Phenyl-3-buten-2-one

CAS Number

1896-62-4

Formula

C10-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl trans-styryl ketone; TPBO; trans-4-Phenyl-3-butene-2-one; trans-Benzalacetone; trans-Benzylidenacetone; trans-Benzylideneacetone; 3-Buten-2-one, 4-phenyl-, (E)-; trans-4-Phenylbut-3-en-2-one; [ChemIDplus] (3E)-4-Phenylbut-3-en-2-one; [NTP]

Category

Aromatic Ketones

Description

Solid with an odor like coumarin; [Merck Index] Yellowish solid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in perfumes and flavors and as a reagent; [Merck Index]

Comments

No evidence of carcinogenicity in mice or rats (dermal exposure); [NTP] An irritant; [Merck Index] An irritant; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Reference Link

Antigenic competition in the induction of contact sensitivity in the guinea pig.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.009 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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