Agent Name

Acetopropyl alcohol

CAS Number

1071-73-4

Formula

C5-H10-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Acetopropanol; 3-Acetyl-1-propanol; 3-Acetylpropanol; 5-Hydroxy-2-pentanone; gamma-Acetopropanol; gamma-Acetylpropyl alcohol; Propanol, 3-acetyl-; 2-Pentanone, 5-hydroxy- (8CI)(9CI); 5-Hydroxypentan-2-one; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes diffuse hepatitis and somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; Causes abnormal liver function tests, changes in recordings from peripheral motor nerve, weight loss, degenerative changes to brain, and optic nerve neuropathy in repeated-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Diacetone alcohol."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 2,000 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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