Agent Name

Benzofuran

CAS Number

271-89-6

Formula

C8-H6-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Oxidene; 1-Oxindene; 2,3-Benzofuran; Benzo(b)furan; Benzofuran (IUPAC); Benzofurfuran; Coumaron; Coumarone; Cumarone; [ChemIDplus] UN3271

Category

Benzofuran Derivatives

Description

Colorless, oily liquid with an aromatic odor; [HSDB] Colorless or pale yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the manufacture of coumarone-indene resins; [Merck Index]

Comments

May be toxic to the kidneys and liver; [ICSC] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include acute tubular necrosis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.44 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 56 deg C; [ICSC] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethers, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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