Agent Name

1,7-Octadiene

CAS Number

3710-30-3

Formula

C8-H14

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

alpha,omega-Octadiene; [ChemIDplus] Octa-1,7-diene; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] UN2309

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Colorless liquid with a strong odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [ExPub: EPA - TSCATS] Used as a monomer, polymer crosslinking agent, intermediate, and in scientific research and development; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Dermal LD50 (rabbit) = 14,100 uL/kg; Oral LD50 (rat) = 19,700 uL/kg; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] A mild skin irritant; Harmful by ingestion (may cause lung damage by aspiration); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Octadiene (UN2309) has warning of explosive polymerization. [ERG 2016] See "1,4-Hexadiene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

15 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 36,000 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

LCLo (rat) = 8,000 ppm/4hr; [RTECS] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Octadiene."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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