Agent Name

2-Methyl-3-buten-2-ol

CAS Number

115-18-4

Formula

C5-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1-Dimethyl-2-propenol; 1,1-Dimethylallyl alcohol; 2-Methyl-2-hydroxy-3-butene; 2-Methyl-3-buten-2-yl alcohol; 3-Buten-2-ol, 2-methyl-; 3-Hydroxy-3-methylbutene; 3-Methyl-1-buten-3-ol; 3-Methyl-buten-(1)-ol-(3) [German]; alpha,alpha-Dimethylallyl alcohol; Dimethylvinylcarbinol; Dimethylvinylmethanol; Methylbutenol; Vinyldimethylcarbinol; 1-Buten-3-ol, 3-methyl-; 2-Methylbut-3-en-2-ol; [ChemIDplus] UN1987

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid with an odor like alcohol; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Narcotic, sleep-producing principle from hops." [ChemIDplus] Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

An eye but not skin irritant in rabbits; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pig maximization test; [IUCLID] Causes degenerative changes to brain, liver changes, changes in liver and kidney weights, and effects on transaminases in repeated-dose oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract irritant; May cause smarting and reddening of skin if spilled and allowed to remain on clothes; High vapor concentrations may cause mild smarting of eyes and respiratory system; [CHRIS] An eye irritant; [ICSC] May cause mild skin irritation; A strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

23.5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 21,200 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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