Agent Name

2-Ethyl-2-hexen-1-al

Alternative Name

2-Ethyl-3-propylacrolein

CAS Number

645-62-5

Formula

C8-H14-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Ethyl-2-hexen-1-al; 2-Ethyl-2-hexenal; 2-Ethyl-3-propyl acrolein; 2-Ethyl-3-propylacrolein; 2-Ethyl-3-propylacrylaldehyde; 2-Ethylhexenal; 2-Hexenal, 2-ethyl-; Acrolein, 2-ethyl-3-propyl-; alpha-Ethyl-beta-N-propylacrolein; alpha-Ethyl-beta-n-propylacrolein; alpha-Ethyl-beta-propylacrolein; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Yellow liquid with a powerful odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insecticide, intermediate for chemical synthesis, and warning odorant; [Hawley]

Comments

Very irritating to skin and eyes; [CAMEO] A lachrymator; An irritant of the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Oral LD50 (rats) = 3 gm/kg; Symptoms of overexposure may include vomiting, headache, dizziness, and unconsciousness. [MSDSonline] May cause 1st degree burns on short contact and 2nd degree burns on prolonged contact; Personnel will not usually tolerate irritating vapor at medium to high concentrations; [CHRIS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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