Agent Name

2,3-Butanediol, 2,3-dimethyl-

Alternative Name

Pinacol

CAS Number

76-09-5

Formula

C6-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Pinacol; 1,1,2,2-Tetramethylethylene glycol; 2,3-Dimethyl-2,3-butanediol; Pinacone; Tetramethylethylene glycol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

White crystalline solid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; Causes anticonvulsant behavior in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2,3-Butanediol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: