Agent Name

2,4-Hexadienal

CAS Number

142-83-6

Formula

C6-H8-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Pentadiene-1-carboxaldehyde; 2,4-Hexadienal, (E,E)-; 3-Propyleneacrolein; Sorbaldehyde; Sorbic aldehyde; trans,trans-2,4-Hexadienal; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a food additive and chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Caused increased incidence of squamous cell carcinoma of the forestomach in rats in 2-year feeding studies; [HSDB] An irritant; May be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

IARC 2012: 2,3-Hexadienal

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.81 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 2,000 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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