Agent Name

Cycloheptane

CAS Number

291-64-5

Formula

C7-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Heptamethylene; Suberane; UN2241; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a laboratory reagent and a chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

If left on clothes, can cause reddening of skin; [CHRIS] Inhalation of high concentrations can cause loss of consciousness; [NJ-HSFS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

21.6 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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