Agent Name

2-Methyl-2-pentanol

CAS Number

590-36-3

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Hydroxy-2-methylpentane; 2-Methylpentan-2-ol; 2-Pentanol, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] Methylpentanol; 2-Metil-2-pentanol (Spanish DOT); Methyl-2-pentanol-2 (French DOT); [CAMEO] Dimethyl propyl carbinol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2560

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Highly flammable; [CAMEO] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Methyl-1-pentanol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

8.6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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