Agent Name

4-Vinyl cyclohexene

CAS Number

100-40-3

Formula

C8-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,3,4-Tetrahydrostyrene; 1-Cyclohexene, 4-vinyl-; 1-Vinylcyclohexene-3; 4-Ethenyl-1-cyclohexene; 4-Ethenylcyclohexene; 4-Vinylcyclohexene; 4-Vinylcyclohexene-1; Butadiene dimer; Cyclohexenylethylene; Ethenyl-1-cyclohexene; Vinylcyclohexene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless to slightly yellow liquid with a sweet aromatic odor at 0.5 ppm; [AIHA]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate; [HSDB] In the past, highest concentrations were found in personal air samples of polymer production workers (stryene/butadiene and vinylnorborene production) at about 5 ppm and in Russian rubber workers at a mean of 270 to 540 ppm. [ACGIH]

Comments

Causes male and female reproductive damage in high-dose animal studies; [ACGIH] Narcosis/anesthesia induced when inhaled at high concentrations; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 ppm

WEEL

1 ppm

Vapor Pressure

15.7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 8,000 ppm/4H

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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