Agent Name

Methyl hexanoate

Alternative Name

Methyl caproate

CAS Number

106-70-7

Formula

C7-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Hexanoic acid, methyl ester; Methyl caproate; Methyl caproate (natural); Methyl capronate; Methyl hexoate; Methyl hexylate; Methyl n-hexanoate; [ChemIDplus] Caproic acid methyl ester; Hexanoic acid methyl ester; [CAMEO] UN3272

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA] Used as an intermediate for caproic acid detergents, emulsifiers, wetting agents, stabilizers, resins, lubricants, plasticizers, and flavorings; [NTP]

Comments

May cause irritation and burns; [NTP] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.72 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 14,000 mg/m3/2hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Esters, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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