Agent Name

1-Octene

CAS Number

111-66-0

Formula

C8-H16

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Caprylene; 1-Octylene; Caprylene; OCTENE-1; Octylene; alpha-Octene; n-1-Octene; [ChemIDplus] UN3295

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer, in surfactants, and as a co-monomer in the production of polyethylene; [HSDB]

Comments

Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [ICSC] Forms explosive mixtures with air and will ignite at room temperature; [CHEMINFO] May cause irritation; Defats the skin; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [MSDSonline] In animal experiments, causes CNS depression after acute inhalation and evidence of liver and kidney injury after subchronic feeding; [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

75 ppm

Vapor Pressure

17.4 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.0005 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 8,055 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 10 deg C; [ICSC] Odor threshold (detection) from CHEMINFO; The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Hydrocarbons, liquid, n.o.s."

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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