Agent Name

1-Pentene

CAS Number

109-67-1

Formula

C5-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Pentylene; Propylethylene; alpha-Amylene; alpha-n-Amylene; [ChemIDplus] UN1108

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid with an odor of gasoline; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; bp = 30-32 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for organic synthesis; as a blending agent for high octane motor fuel; in pesticide formulations; Occurs in coal tar; [HSDB]

Comments

Induces anesthesia at 6% in 15 to 20 min; [HSDB] "Acts as a simple asphyxiant or weak anesthetic in high vapor concentrations. Similar to effects caused by gasoline vapors." [CHRIS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

635 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.19 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 175,000 mg/m3/4H

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold from HSDB; Flash point = -18 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

4: Burns readily

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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