National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of Furfural acetone - M20158

 

CASRN: 623-15-4

Formula: C8-H8-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 3-Buten-2-one, 4-(2-furanyl)- (9CI)

Known Uses

Synthetic flavoring added to ice cream, candy, baked goods, prepared from furfural which is obtained from corncobs & essential oils (Merck 1989). Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (045080)  Completed 
    • Citation: Mortelmans, K., Haworth, S., Lawlor, T., Speck, W., Tainer, B., and Zeiger, E. Salmonella mutagenicity tests. II. Results from the testing of 270 chemicals Environ. Mutagen. Vol. 8 (Suppl 7) (1986) 1-119
    •  Negative 
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