Agent Name

1,3,5,7-Cyclooctatetraene

CAS Number

629-20-9

Formula

C8-H8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(8)Annulene; Cyclooctatetraene; [ChemIDplus] Ciclooctatetraeno (Spanishn DOT); Cyclooctatetraene (French DOT); [CAMEO] UN2358

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO] Clear, dark yellow liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make rubber; [CAMEO]

Comments

Highly flammable; May cause skin and eye irritation; [CAMEO] Inhalation of vapor may cause dizziness or suffocation; May polymerize explosively if heated or involved in a fire; [ERG] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); [Aldrich MSDS] Cyclooctatetraene (UN2358) has warning of explosive polymerization; [ERG 2016] See "1,5,9-Cyclododecatriene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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