Agent Name

Fenchone

CAS Number

1195-79-5

Formula

C10-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3,3-Trimethyl-2-norbornanone; 1,3,3-Trimethyl-2-norcamphanone; 1,3,3-Trimethylbicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-one; 1,3,3-Trimethylnorcamphor; Fenchon [German]; 2-Norbornanone, 1,3,3-trimethyl-; Bicyclo(2.2.1)heptan-2-one, 1,3,3-trimethyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a camphor-like odor; mp = 5 deg C; [Chem Service MSDS]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Causes general anesthesia, convulsions, and respiratory depression in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice (LDLo = 2,100 mg/kg); [RTECS] An irritant; [Chem Service MSDS] See "Bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane." See "Camphene."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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