Agent Name

2-Cyclohexen-1-one

CAS Number

930-68-7

Formula

C6-H8-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Cyclohexenone; 3-Oxocyclohexene; Cyclohex-2-enone; [ChemIDplus] UN2929

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A strong sensitizer; [Kanerva, p. 1775] An eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; Toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cyclohexanone." See "Carvone" and "Isophorone."

Reference Link

Acute irritation followed by primary sensitization to 2-cyclohexen-1-one in a chemistry student.

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.62 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 250 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic liquid, flammable, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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