Agent Name

1-Chloropentane

Alternative Name

Amyl chloride

CAS Number

543-59-9

Formula

C5-H11-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Pentane, 1-chloro-; Pentyl chloride; n-Amyl chloride; n-Pentyl chloride; Amyl chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN1107

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Colorless liquid with a sweet odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [Hawley]

Comments

Flammable liquid; High concentrations may be narcotic; [Hawley] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Emergency medical treatment: see Hydrocarbons; [HSDB] A mild mucous membrane irritant; May cause CNS depression at high vapor concentrations; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

32.9 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 13 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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