Agent Name

n-Propylbenzene

CAS Number

103-65-1

Formula

C9-H12

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Phenylpropane; 1-Propylbenzene; Benzene, propyl-; Isocumene; Phenylpropane; Propylbenzene; UN2364; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate and solvent for printing and textile dyeing; a constituent of asphalt and naphtha; [HSDB]

Comments

In animal studies, it acts as a CNS depressant and general anesthetic. [HSDB] If left on clothes, can cause reddening of skin; [CHRIS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.42 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 65,000 ppm/2H

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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