Agent Name

Nonanol

CAS Number

28473-21-4

Formula

C9-H20-O

Major Category

Solvents

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization]

Sources/Uses

"Nonanol occurs naturally in the oil of orange. The primary use of nonanol is in the manufacture of artificial lemon oil." [Wikipedia]

Comments

The commercial product consists of approximately 80% 3,5,5-trimethylhexanol; Members of the alkyl alcohols C6-C13 category demonstrate skin and eye irritation in rabbits; Low acute oral and dermal toxicity; Moderate to low acute inhalation toxicity; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] See "1-Nonanol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.3 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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