Agent Name

2-Ethylhexaldehyde

CAS Number

123-05-7

Formula

C8-H16-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Ethylcaproaldehyde; 2-Ethylhexanal; 2-Ethylhexylaldehyde; 3-Formylheptane; Butyl ethyl acetaldehyde; Butylethylacetaldehyde; Ethylbutylacetaldehyde; Ethylhexaldehyde; Hexanal, 2-ethyl-; Octyl aldehyde; alpha-Ethylcaproaldehyde; beta-Propyl-alpha-ethylacrolein; [ChemIDplus] UN1191

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a disinfectant and chemical intermediate for perfumes and other chemicals; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Flammable; Explosive mixtures with air may form above 46 deg C; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 4,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 46 deg C; [ICSC] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethylhexaldehydes."

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