Agent Name

Cyclopentene

CAS Number

142-29-0

Formula

C5-H8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

UN2246

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO] Odor like gasoline; [ToxPlanet: FAHG] Slightly sweetish odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make rubber and plastics; [CAMEO]

Comments

May polymerize; High vapor concentrations may have narcotic effects; [CAMEO] May cause smarting and reddening of skin if spilled and allowed to remain on clothes; High vapor concentrations may cause mild smarting of eyes and respiratory system, dizziness, and loss of consciousness; [CHRIS] An irritant that can cause skin burns on prolonged contact; [ToxPlanet: FAHG] May form explosive peroxides; An irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); Inhalation may cause dizziness or drowsiness; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "1-Pentene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

380 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 16,000 ppm/4hr

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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