Agent Name

Octyl acetate

CAS Number

112-14-1

Formula

C10-H20-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Octanol acetate; 1-Octyl acetate; Acetate C-8; Caprylyl acetate; Octyl acetate (natural); Octyl acetate, normal; Octyl alcohol acetate; Octyl ethanoate; n-Octanyl acetate; n-Octyl acetate; n-Octyl ethanoate; Acetic acid, octyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with an odor like orange blossom or jasmine; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and eye irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.4 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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