Agent Name

Aflatoxin B2

CAS Number

7220-81-7

Formula

C17-H14-O6

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

2,3,6aalpha,8,9,9aalpha-Hexahydro-4-methoxycyclopenta(c )furo(3',2':4,5)furo(2,3-h)(1)benzopyran-1,11-dione; Cyclopenta(c )furo(3',2':4,5)furo(2,3-h)(1)benzopyran-1,11-dione, 2,3,6aalpha,8,9,9aalpha-hexahydro-4-methoxy-; Dihydroaflatoxin B1; Dihydroaflatoxine B1; [ChemIDplus] UN3462

Category

Mycotoxins

Description

Solid; Exhibits blue fluorescence; [Merck Index] Colorless to yellow solid; [HSDB] White 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; Targets the liver; [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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