Agent Name

Methyl isobutyl ether

CAS Number

625-44-5

Formula

C5-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methoxy-2-methylpropane; Isobutyl methyl ether; Methyl isobutyl oxide; Ether, isobutyl methyl; Propane, 1-methoxy-2-methyl- (9CI); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethers (<C12)

Comments

Causes general anesthesia in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice; [RTECS] See "1-Methoxybutane" and "Ethyl tert-butyl ether."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

211 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 141,000 mg/m3/15min

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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