Agent Name

1,3-Pentadiene

CAS Number

504-60-9

Formula

C5-H8

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Methylbutadiene; Piperylene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and co-monomer in production of polymers and other organic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Inhaled at high concentrations, it may act as a simple asphyxiant; [NJ-HSFS] Causes somnolence and ataxia in lethal-dose inhalation studies of rodents; [RTECS] See "trans-1,3-Pentadiene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

405 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 140,000 mg/m3/2H

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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