2-Heptanone is listed by the FDA as a "food additive permitted for direct addition to food for human consumption" (21 CFR 172.515), and it occurs naturally in certain foods (e.g., beer, white bread, butter, various cheeses and potato chips).
The mechanism of action of 2-heptanone as a pheromone at odorant receptors in mice has been investigated.
2-Heptanone is discussed as an alarm pheromone in the urine of rats.
2-Heptanone was one of the metabolites of n-heptane found in the urine of employees exposed to heptane in shoe and tire factories.
Wipo Publishes Patent of Theophilidis George, Papachristoforou Alexandros, Vita (Europe), Watkins Max for "Local Anaesthetic" (Greek, British Inventors)
Aug 04, 2012; GENEVA, Aug. 4 -- Publication No. WO/2012/101440 was published on Aug. 2. Title of the invention: "LOCAL ANAESTHETIC."...
Quantitative Determination of Thermally Derived Off-Flavor Compounds in Milk Using Solid-Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography
Nov 01, 2005; ABSTRACT Many volatile compounds generated during the thermal processing of milk have been associated with cooked, stale, and...