Agent Name

2,4-Dimethyl-3-pentanone

CAS Number

565-80-0

Formula

C7-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Diisopropyl ketone; Isobutyrone; Isopropyl ketone; 2,4-Dimethylpentan-3-one; 3-Pentanone, 2,4-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Di-isopropyl ketone; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN1224

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes changes in liver and kidney weights in 30-day intermittent inhalation studies of guinea pigs and rats; Human inhalation of 460 mg/m3 for 3 hours causes lachrymation, headache, and cough; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Harmful by inhalation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

13.4 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 10,700 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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