Agent Name

Sodium dehydroacetate

CAS Number

4418-26-2

Formula

C8-H7-O4.Na

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2H-Pyran-2,4(3H)-dione, 3-acetyl-6-methyl-, ion(1-), sodium; 2H-Pyran-2,4(3H)-dione, 3-acetyl-6-methyl-, ion(1-), sodium salt; 2H-Pyran-2,4(3H)-dione, 3-acetyl-6-methyl-, sodium salt; 3-(1-Hydroxyethylidene)-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-dione, sodium salt; 3-Acetyl-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-dione sodium; 3-Acetyl-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-dione sodium salt; 4-Hexenoic acid, 2-acetyl-5-hydroxy-3-oxo, delta-lactone, sodium derivative; DHA-S; DHA-sodium; DHN; Dehydroacetic acid, sodium salt; Harven; Kyselina dehydroacetova sodna sul [Czech]; New Side S 01; Prevan; Sodium 3-acetyl-6-methyl-2,4-pyrandione; Sodium 3-acetyl-6-methyl-2H-pyran-2,4(3H)-dione; Sodium Dehydroacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Hydrate: White solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and as a plasticizer, fungicide, pesticide, and bactericide; Also used in anti-enzyme toothpastes, pharmaceuticals, food preservatives, food packaging adhesives, and cosmetics; [HSDB]

Comments

Humans ingested dehydroacetic acid at 0.01 g/kg/day for 150 days with no apparent ill effects; Toxic by ingestion in high doses--monkeys had vomiting, weakness, stupor, and convulsions; In high-dose feeding studies of rats lasting 12 months: fatty degeneration of the liver; [HSDB] Oral LD50 (rat) = 500 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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