Agent Name

4-Methylthiazole

CAS Number

693-95-8

Formula

C4-H5-N-S

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Thiazole, 4-methyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Thiazoles

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical and as a chemical intermediate for 4-Cyanothiazole; Reportedly found naturally in certain foods; [HSDB] Used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes zonal hepatitis and other liver changes in 3-day intermittent intraperitoneal study of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Benzothiazole."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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