Agent Name

Ethyltoluene (all isomers)

CAS Number

25550-14-5

Formula

C9-H12

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, ethylmethyl-; Ethyl toluene; Toluene, ar-ethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3295

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid with an aromatic odor of hydrocarbons; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract irritant; May cause CNS effects (dizziness, headache, and anesthesia); An aspiration hazard; [CAMEO] See "4-Ethyltoluene, "1-Ethyl-2-methylbenzene," and "3-Ethyltoluene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.88 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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