Agent Name

3-Ethyl-2-methylpentane

CAS Number

609-26-7

Formula

C8-H18

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Methyl-3-ethylpentane; Pentane, 3-ethyl-2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN1262

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

A skin irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); Inhalation may cause drowsiness and dizziness; A possible sensitizer, based on QSAR modeling; Targets the CNS; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

24 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Octanes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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