Agent Name

Ipomeanol

CAS Number

32954-58-8

Formula

C9-H12-O3

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

1-(3-Furyl)-4-hydroxy-1-pentanone; 1-(3-Furyl)-4-hydroxypentanone; 1-(beta-Furyl)-4-hydroxypentanone; 1-Pentanone, 1-(3-furanyl)-4-hydroxy-; 1-Pentanone, 1-(3-furyl)-4-hydroxy-; 4-Ipomeanol; Pentanone, 1-(3-furyl)-4-hydroxy-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Plant Toxins

Sources/Uses

A furanoterpenoid lung toxin produced by sweet potatoes in response to fungal infection; [ChemIDplus] Also produced by sweet potatoes as stress metabolite in response to general damage; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes chronic pulmonary edema and pleural effusion in lethal dose feeding studies of mice; Oral LD50 (mouse) = 38 mg/kg; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000632 mm Hg

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