Agent Name

3-Methyl-3-pentanol

CAS Number

77-74-7

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Methyl-pentanol-(3) [German]; Methyldiaethylcarbinol [German]; Methyldiethylcarbinol; 3-Methylpentan-3-ol; 3-Pentanol, 3-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] Diethyl methyl carbinol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN1987

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

A flavoring agent that naturally occurs in plumcot; [ToxPlanet: EFSA]

Comments

Causes changes in brain circulation (hemorrhage, thrombosis, etc.), tetany, and dyspnea in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of rats; Human inhalation of 270 mg/m3 causes cough; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [ToxPlanet: EFSA] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "3-Pentanol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.56 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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Diseases

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