Agent Name

4-Methylcyclohexanone

CAS Number

589-92-4

Formula

C7-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

4-Methyl-1-cyclohexanone; Methyl-4 cyclohexanone-1 [French]; Cyclohexanone, 4-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] Tetrahydro-p-cresol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2297

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Causes change in cardiac rate and lowered blood pressure in intravenous lethal-dose studies of dogs; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "o-Methylcyclohexanone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.5 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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