Agent Name

1-Undecanol

CAS Number

112-42-5

Formula

C11-H24-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Alcohol, undecyl; 1-Hendecanol; 1-Undecyl alcohol; Alcohol C-11; C11 alcohol; Decyl carbinol; Fatty alcohol(C11); Hendecanoic alcohol; Hendecyl alcohol; Tip-Nip; Undecanol; Undecyl alcohol; n-Undecan-1-ol; n-Undecanol; n-Undecyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a citrus odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a synthetic flavoring for food and in perfumes; [HSDB]

Comments

Higher alcohols are not highly toxic in the industrial setting; Can cause liver injury, somnolence, and respiratory depression in experimental animals; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00297 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

6.5 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 93.3 deg C; [Hawley] Odor threshold from CHEMINFO;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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