Agent Name

Pivalaldehyde

Alternative Name

Trimethylacetaldehyde

CAS Number

630-19-3

Formula

C5-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Pivaldehyde; Propanal, 2,2-dimethyl-; 2,2-Dimethylpropanal; 2,2-Dimethylpropionaldehyde; alpha,alpha-Dimethylpropanal; alpha,alpha-Dimethylpropionaldehyde; Neopentanal; Pivalic aldehyde; Trimethylacetaldehyde; [ChemIDplus] Neopentaldehyde; tert-Pentanal; [Merck Index] UN1989

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless liquid; [Merck Index] mp = 6 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent in synthetic organic chemistry; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

71.2 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Aldehydes, n.o.s."

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