Agent Name

2-Methylhexane

CAS Number

591-76-4

Formula

C7-H16

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

D 726; Hexane, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] Isoheptane; [ICSC] UN1206

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Comments

Causes tremor and dyspnea in acute inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] Ingestion can cause aspiration into the lungs; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; [ICSC] An irritant; Inhalation may cause drowsiness and dizziness; An aspiration hazard by ingestion (may cause lung damage); [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

400 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

500 ppm

Vapor Pressure

66 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 19,500 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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