Furylfuramide

Furylfuramide (also known as AF-2) is a synthetic nitrofuran derivative which was widely used as a food preservative in Japan since at least 1965, but withdrawn from the market in 1974 when it was observed to be mutagenic to bacteria in vitro and thus suspected of carcinogenicity. This was confirmed later when animal testing found it to cause beni...
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furylfuramide

<chemical> Alpha-2-furyl-5-nitro-2-furanacrylamide. Used formerly as antimicrobial food additive. It causes mutations in many cell cultures and may be carcinogenic. ... Pharmacological action: carcinogens, food preservatives, mutagens. ... Chemical name: 2-Furanacetamide, alpha-((5-nitro-2-furanyl)methylene)- ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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