Agent Name

Phorone

CAS Number

504-20-1

Formula

C9-H14-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,6-Dimethyl-2,5-heptadien-4-one; Diisobutenyl ketone; Diisopropylidene acetone; Foron; Phoron [German]; 2,5-Heptadien-4-one, 2,6-dimethyl-; 2,6-Dimethylhepta-2,5-dien-4-one; [ChemIDplus] sym-Diisopropylidene acetone; [CAMEO] UN1993

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Yellow liquid or yellowish-green solid; mp = 28 deg C; [Merck Index] Clear dark yellow liquid; mp = 23-26 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"An industrial solvent." [ChemIDplus] Used as a solvent for lacquers and coatings; [CAMEO]

Comments

Causes diffuse hepatitis, other liver changes, and effects on proteins, transaminases, and mitochondrial function in acute intraperitoneal studies of rats; [RTECS] No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; Contact with skin or eyes may cause redness and pain; Inhalation may cause cough, shortness of breath, and sore throat; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.38 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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Processes

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