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furan
oxacyclopentadiene

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CAS Number: 110-00-9Picture of molecule3D/inchi
ECHA EINECS - REACH Pre-Reg:203-727-3
FDA UNII:UC0XV6A8N9
Nikkaji Web:J2.443K
Beilstein Number:0103221
MDL:MFCD00003222
XlogP3:1.30 (est)
Molecular Weight:68.07508000
Formula:C4 H4 O
BioActivity Summary:listing
NMR Predictor:Predict (works with chrome or firefox)
Category:natural substances and extractives
 
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Physical Properties:
Appearance:colorless liquid (est)
Assay: 98.00 to 100.00
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Specific Gravity:0.93700 to 0.94100 @ 20.00 °C.
Pounds per Gallon - (est).: 7.806 to 7.839
Refractive Index:1.41900 to 1.42400 @ 20.00 °C.
Melting Point: -85.60 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 32.00 °C. @ 758.00 mm Hg
Boiling Point: 31.50 °C. @ 760.00 mm Hg
Vapor Pressure:600.000000 mmHg @ 25.00 °C.
Vapor Density:2.3 ( Air = 1 )
Flash Point: -32.00 °F. TCC ( -35.56 °C. )
logP (o/w): 1.340
Soluble in:
 alcohol
 water, 1.00E+04 mg/L @ 25 °C (exp)
Insoluble in:
 water
 
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Strength:high ,
recommend smelling in a 0.10 % solution or less
Odor Description:at 0.10 % in propylene glycol. ethereal
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
 
Cosmetic Information:
None found
 
Suppliers:
EMD Millipore
For experimental / research use only.
Furan
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
For experimental / research use only.
Furan ≥99%
Sigma-Aldrich
For experimental / research use only.
Furan analytical standard
TCI AMERICA
For experimental / research use only.
Furan (stabilized with BHT) >99.0%(GC)
 
Safety Information:
Preferred SDS: View
 
Hazards identification
 
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
 
Pictogram
 
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
intraperitoneal-rat LD50 5200 ug/kg
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 40, Pg. 310, 1979.

oral-rabbit LD50 234 mg/kg
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Vol. 26, Pg. 281, 1926.

intraperitoneal-mouse LD50 7 mg/kg
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 40, Pg. 310, 1979.

intravenous-dog LDLo 140 mg/kg
BLOOD: HEMORRHAGE BEHAVIORAL: CONVULSIONS OR EFFECT ON SEIZURE THRESHOLD
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Vol. 26, Pg. 281, 1926.

oral-dog LDLo 234 mg/kg
BLOOD: HEMORRHAGE GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING GASTROINTESTINAL: CHANGES IN STRUCTURE OR FUNCTION OF SALIVARY GLANDS
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Vol. 26, Pg. 281, 1926.

oral-rabbit LDLo 234 mg/kg
GASTROINTESTINAL: NAUSEA OR VOMITING BLOOD: HEMORRHAGE GASTROINTESTINAL: CHANGES IN STRUCTURE OR FUNCTION OF SALIVARY GLANDS
Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. Vol. 26, Pg. 281, 1926.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
inhalation-rat LC50 3398 ppm/1H
SENSE ORGANS AND SPECIAL SENSES: PTOSIS: EYE BEHAVIORAL: SOMNOLENCE (GENERAL DEPRESSED ACTIVITY) LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: DYSPNEA
Hazelton Laboratories, Reports. Vol. HLA468-102, Pg. 1987

inhalation-mouse LC50 120 mg/m3/1H
LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: ACUTE PULMONARY EDEMA LUNGS, THORAX, OR RESPIRATION: OTHER CHANGES
American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Vol. 40, Pg. 310, 1979.

 
Safety in Use Information:
Category: natural substances and extractives
Recommendation for furan usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
 
Recommendation for furan flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
 
Safety References:
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reference(s):

Risks for public health related to the presence of furan and methylfurans in food
View page or View pdf

Identifying and collecting relevant literature related to the oral toxicity of furan and its methyl analogues, 2-methylfuran and 3-methylfuran
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EPI System: View
EPA-Iris:IRIS
NIOSH International Chemical Safety Cards:search
NLM Hazardous Substances Data Bank:Search
Chemical Carcinogenesis Research Information System:Search
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Carcinogenic Potency Database:Search
Env. Mutagen Info. Center:Search
NLM Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity:Search
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):110-00-9
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
Laboratory Chemical Safety Summary :8029
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
WGK Germany:3
furan
Chemidplus:0000110009
EPA/NOAA CAMEO:hazardous materials
RTECS:110-00-9
 
References:
 furan
NIST Chemistry WebBook:Search Inchi
Canada Domestic Sub. List:110-00-9
Pubchem (cid):8029
Pubchem (sid):134974016
 
Other Information:
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009
(IUPAC):Atomic Weights of the Elements 2009 (pdf)
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(IUPAC):Periodic Table of the Elements
CHEBI:View
CHEMBL:View
KEGG (GenomeNet):C14275
HMDB (The Human Metabolome Database):Search
Export Tariff Code:2932.19.0000
Haz-Map:View
VCF-Online:VCF Volatile Compounds in Food
ChemSpider:View
Wikipedia:View
RSC Learn Chemistry:View
EFSA Update of results on the monitoring of furan levels in food:Read Report
EFSA Previous report: Results on the monitoring of furan levels in food:Read Report
EFSA Report of the CONTAM Panel on provisional findings on furan in food:Read Report
Formulations/Preparations:
industrial (99%) grade
 
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
 
Potential Uses:
None Found
 
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 found in nature
 
Synonyms:
 axole
oxacyclopentadiene
 divinylene oxide
1,4-epoxy-1,3-butadiene
 furfuran
 oxole
 tetrole
 
 
Notes:
None found
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