Agent Name

Methyl nonanoate

CAS Number

1731-84-6

Formula

C10-H20-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Methyl nonylate; Methyl pelargonate; Nonanoic acid, methyl ester; Pelargonic acid methyl ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid with an ester-like odor; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flavoring agent; [FDA]

Comments

Intravenous LDLo (mouse) = 48 mg/kg; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] A skin and eye irritant; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.21 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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