Agent Name

2-Methyl-1-pentanol

CAS Number

105-30-6

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

(+-)-2-Methyl-1-pentanol; (+-)-2-Methylpentanol; 2-MPOH; 2-Methylpentanol-1; Isohexyl alcohol; sec-Amyl carbinol; [ChemIDplus] Amyl methyl alcohol; Methylamyl alcohol; 2-Methyl-2-propylethanol; MIBC; [HSDB] UN2053

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; as a solvent extender and solution viscosity reducer; [HSDB] Used as a chemical intermediate for plastics and other organic compounds; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; May cause serious injury to eyes; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.92 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 5,000 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 54 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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