Agent Name

3-Methyl-2-buten-1-ol

CAS Number

556-82-1

Formula

C5-H10-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Buten-1-ol, 3-methyl-; 3,3-Dimethylallyl alcohol; 3-Methyl-2-butenol; 3-Methyl-2-butenyl alcohol; 3-Methylcrotyl alcohol; Dimethylallyl alcohol; Prenol; Prenyl alcohol; 3-Methylbut-2-en-1-ol; [ChemIDplus] gamma,gamma-Dimethylallyl alcohol; 2-Methyl-2-buten-4-ol; [JECFA] 3-Methyl-buten-2-ol-1; [OECD SIDS: IUCLID Data Set] UN1987

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with an alcoholic odor; [OECD SIDS: IUCLID Data Set]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA] Used as an intermediate for citral and in cosmetics; [OECD SIDS: IUCLID Data Set]

Comments

A moderate skin irritant; [RTECS] A severe skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.05 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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