Agent Name

3-Heptanol

CAS Number

589-82-2

Formula

C7-H16-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Hydroxyheptane; Butyl ethyl carbinol; Ethyl butyl carbinol; [ChemIDplus] n-Butyl ethyl carbinol; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN1987

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes ataxia, irritability, and dyspnea in dermal lethal-dose studies of rabbits and oral lethal-dose studies of mice and rats; Causes other changes to organs (kidney, lungs, and liver) and optic nerve neuropathy in repeated-dose inhalation studies (species not specified); [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.74 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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Diseases

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