National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of Transgenic LECM (Furfuryl alcohol) - M960064


CASRN: 98-00-0


Formula: C5-H6-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • 2-Furanmethanol (9Ci)
  • Furfuryl alcohol (Transgenic LECM)
  • Furylcarbinol
  • 2-Hydroxymethylfuran
  • Transgenic-Laboratory of Environmental Carcinogenesis and Mutagenesis (Furfuryl alcohol)

Known Uses

Solvent for ethers and esters. In manufacture of phenolic and furan resins. Chemical intermediate. Wetting agent. Liquid propellant. Flavoring agent, obtained from processing corncobs, coffee beans

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 20 weeks (Topical Application)  (C56224E)  Completed 
    • Mice: Tg.AC (FVB/N) Hemizygous
    • Dose: FM ONLY: 0, 0.25, 0.75, OR 1.5 MG/200 UL; 15/DOSE.
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