Agent Name

3-Methyl-2-pentanone

CAS Number

565-61-7

Formula

C6-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Methyl 1-methylpropyl ketone; Methyl sec-butyl ketone; sec-Butyl methyl ketone; 2-Pentanone, 3-methyl-; 3-Methylpentan-2-one; [ChemIDplus] UN1224

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Methyl isobutyl ketone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

11.6 mm Hg

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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