Agent Name

1,5,9-Cyclododecatriene

CAS Number

4904-61-4

Formula

C12-H18

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(Z,E,E)-CDT; 1,5,9-Cyclododecatriene (Z,E,E); CDT (VAN); [ChemIDplus] UN2518

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO] Very faintly yellow clear liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO] Used in construction materials, fillers, insulation, intermediates, styren-butadiene rubbers, and thermoplastic polymers; [European Chemicals Bureau]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption; [CAMEO] Causes CNS depression and ataxia in animal experiments; Causes effects on embryo or fetus at 67 ppm (6-20D preg) in rat inhalation experiment; [RTECS] "Not likely to be uniquely toxic to the rat conceptus." [Reference #1] A strong irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.08 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 7,500 mg/m3/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 71 deg C; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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