Agent Name

Methyl heptanoate

CAS Number

106-73-0

Formula

C8-H16-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Heptanoic acid, methyl ester; Methyl enanthate; Methyl heptoate; Methyl heptylate; Methyl heptylate (natural); Methyl n-heptylate; Methyl oenanthylate; [ChemIDplus] UN3272

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.56 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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