Agent Name

Heptene

CAS Number

25339-56-4

Formula

C7-H14

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Heptene (mixed cis and trans); Heptylene; [ChemIDplus] Heptene, Isomers; Heptenes; [Reference #1] MIXED HEPTENE ISOMERS; MIXED HEPTENES; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS] UN2278

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO] Distinct odor; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO] Manufactured and used strictly as component of C6-C8 distillation cut; [IUCLID] Typical uses for C6-C8 olefins include intermediates for low-molecular weight fatty acids and mercaptans; Uses for C6-C10 olefins include intermediates for plasticizer alcohols and surfactants; [Reference #1]

Comments

Members of the group of higher olefins demonstrate potential to cause mild irritation; No evidence of skin sensitization in guinea pigs or humans; Low acute toxicity by oral, inhalation, and dermal routes; Repeated dose animal studies demonstrated no reproductive, developmental, or neurological toxicity for any members of the higher olefins group; Changes in organ weights, certain clinical chemistry/hematology values, and effects to liver and kidney were observed; [Reference #1] An irritant; Inhalation may cause CNS depression; An aspiration hazard by ingestion; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS] See "1-Heptene."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Higher Olefins - 2004

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

56 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "n-Heptene."

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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