Agent Name

2-Methyl-2-pentene

CAS Number

625-27-4

Formula

C6-H12

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

4-Methyl-3-pentene; 2-Methylpent-2-ene; 2-Pentene, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Methyl-pentene-2; [RTECS] UN3295

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes general anesthesia and respiratory depression in inhalation lethal-concentration studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; An aspiration hazard by ingestion (may cause lung injury); [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

158 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 114,000 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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