Agent Name

(S)-Styrene oxide

CAS Number

20780-54-5

Formula

C8-H8-O

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Styrene oxide, (S)-; (S)-(+)-Styrene oxide; S-(Epoxyethyl)benzene; S-Phenyloxirane; Benzene, (epoxyethyl)-, (S)-; [ChemIDplus] Oxirane, phenyl-, (S)-; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Epoxides

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; May cause CNS depression; Toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; Targets the CNS and liver; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Styrene-7,8-oxide."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 4,900 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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