Agent Name

1,4-Dimethylcyclohexane

CAS Number

589-90-2

Formula

C8-H16

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Hexahydroxylene; Cyclohexane, 1,4-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Dimethylcyclohexane; Dimethylcyclohexanes; p-Dimethylcyclohexane; [CAMEO] 1,4-Dimethylcyclohexane, mixture of cis and trans; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2263

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid with an odor like petroleum; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin irritant; An aspiration hazard by ingestion (may cause lung damage); May cause organ injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Cyclohexane."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Dimethylcyclohexanes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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