Agent Name

4-Methyl-1-pentene

CAS Number

691-37-2

Formula

C6-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Pentene, 4-methyl-; 4-Methylpent-1-ene; [ChemIDplus] UN3295

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Comments

Short term exposure causes smarting of the skin and first degree burns, with extended exposure possibly causing second degree burns; Mist or vapor causes eye, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract irritation; Inhalation causes dizziness, breathing difficulty, and loss of consciousness; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; [CHRIS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "1-Pentene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

272 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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