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(Science: 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)-