Agent Name

Allyl formate

CAS Number

1838-59-1

Formula

C4-H6-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Allylester kyseliny mravenci [Czech]; Formic acid, allyl ester; Formic acid, 2-propen-1-yl ester; Formic acid, 2-propenyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Allyl alcohol, formate; Formiate d'allyle (French DOT); Formiato de alilo (Spanish DOT); [CAMEO] UN2336

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Comments

Causes general anesthesia and somnolence in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of rats and mice and oral lethal-dose studies of mice; Causes zonal hepatitis in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Highly flammable; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin contact; [CAMEO] May cause serious eye injury; Toxic by ingestion; Harmful by inhalation and skin contact; [MP Biomedicals MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 980 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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