Agent Name

1-Ethyl-2-methylbenzene

Alternative Name

2-Ethyltoluene

CAS Number

611-14-3

Formula

C9-H12

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Ethyltoluene; 1-Methyl-2-ethylbenzene; o-Ethyl methyl benzene; o-Ethyl methylbenzene; o-Ethyltoluene; o-Methylethylbenzene; Benzene, 1-ethyl-2-methyl-; Toluene, o-ethyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Ethyl toluene; o-Ethylmethylbenzene; 2-Methylethylbenzene; alpha-Methylxylene; Ethylmethylbenzene; Methylethylbenzene; Toluene, ethyl-; [CAMEO] UN3295

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid with an aromatic odor of hydrocarbons; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; [CAMEO]

Comments

An eye and upper respiratory tract irritant; May cause smarting of the skin if left on clothing; Inhalation may cause dizziness, anesthesia, and respiratory arrest; An aspiration hazard; Chronic effects of ingestion may include kidney and liver injury; [CHRIS] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.61 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 54,000 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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