Agent Name

Pivalolactone

CAS Number

1955-45-9

Formula

C5-H8-O2

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Synonyms

2-Oxetanone, 3,3-dimethyl-; 3,3-Dimethyl-2-oxetanone; 3,3-Dimethyl-beta-propiolactone; Dimethyl propiolactone; Pivalic acid lactone; Propanoic acid, 3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethyl-, beta-lactone; alpha,alpha-Dimethyl-beta-propiolactone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Lactones

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate for sulfur-containing pivalic acid derivatives; Not commercially produced in the US; [HSDB] Used to make thermoplastic polyesters; [Ullmann]

Comments

A tumorigen and mutagen; [RTECS] Carcinogenicity tests were positive in rats but negative in mice; [NTP]

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