Agent Name

3-Methylcyclohexanone

CAS Number

591-24-2

Formula

C7-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Cyclohexanone, 3-methyl-; Methyl-3 cyclohexanone-1 [French]; [ChemIDplus] Tetrahydro-m-cresol; [JECFA] UN2297

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Clear colorless to very faintly yellow liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Causes changes in cardiac rate and lowered blood pressure in intravenous lethal-dose studies of dogs (LDLo = 310 mg/kg); [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Cyclohexanone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

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