Agent Name

Aflatoxin B1

CAS Number

1162-65-8

Formula

C17-H12-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2,3,6aalpha,9aalpha-Tetrahydro-4-methoxycyclopenta(c )furo(3',2':4,5)furo(2,3-h)(1)benzopyran-1,11-dione; AFB1; Cyclopenta(c )furo(3',2':4,5)furo(2,3-h)(1)benzopyran-1,11-dione, 2,3,6a,9a-tetrahydro-4-methoxy-; [ChemIDplus] UN3462

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Solid; Exhibits blue fluorescence; [Merck Index] Colorless to pale yellow or white solid; [CAMEO] Faintly yellow powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Naturally occurring mycotoxin in peanuts, cottonseed meal, corn, dried chili peppers, and other foods contaminated with fungi; [Merck Index]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Aflatoxins"; [HSDB] May cause irritation; Effects in high-dose animal studies include hepatitis and cirrhosis; [MSDSonline] See "Aflatoxins."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxins, extracted from living sources, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

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