Agent Name

Petroleum gases, liquefied, sweetened

CAS Number

68476-86-8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

C3; C3/C4s; C3=s; C3s; Fuel gas; Gasbenzin; Gpl; Liquefied Petroleum Gas; Lpg; LPG; LPG, technical butane, technical propane; Propane; Propane/Propylene; Propylen; [IUCLID] UN1075

Category

Petroleum Distillates, Other

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in the chemical, fuel, petroleum, and petrochemical industries; Also used in vehicle fuel, heating fuel, aerosol propellants, and for other consumer and industrial applications; [IUCLID]

Comments

Inhalation exposure can cause CNS effects and cardiac sensitization in experimental animals; No significant toxicological findings observed in sub-chronic inhalation studies using different mixtures of gaseous hydrocarbons; [IUCLID] TSCA Definition 2008: Obtained by subjecting liquefied petroleum gas to a sweetening process to convert mercaptans or to remove acidic impurities and consisting of hydrocarbons with carbon numbers of C3 through C7 and boiling range of -40 deg C to 80 deg C; [ChemIDplus] See "Petroleum gas (liquefied)."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Petroleum gases, liquefied."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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