Agent Name

1-Heptanol

CAS Number

111-70-6

Formula

C7-H16-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Hydroxyheptane; Alcohol C-7; C7 alcohol; Enanthic alcohol; Enanthyl alcohol; Fatty alcohol(C7); Gentanol; Heptyl alcohol; Heptyl alcohol (natural); Heptyl alcohol, primary; Hexyl carbinol; Hydroxy heptane; Hydroxyheptane; N-Heptanol-1 [French]; Pri-n-heptyl alcohol; l'Alcool N-heptylique primaire [French]; n-Heptan-1-ol; n-Heptanol; n-Heptyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless fragrant liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an organic intermediate, solvent, and additive in cosmetics, fragrances, and flavoring agents; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; [HSDB] Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] Defats the skin; May cause effects on the central nervous system; [ICSC] An irritant; May be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.21 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.06 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 6,600 mg/m3/2h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 76.6 deg C; [Hawley] Odor threshold (recognition) from CHEMINFO;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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