Agent Name

2-Methylpentaldehyde

CAS Number

123-15-9

Formula

C6-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Formylpentane; 2-Methylpentanal; 2-Methylvaleraldehyde; 2-Methylvaleric aldehyde; Pentanal, 2-methyl-; Valeraldehyde, 2-methyl-; alpha-Methylpentanal; alpha-Methylvaleraldehyde; [ChemIDplus] UN2367

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a food flavor, intermediate (dyes, resins, and pharmaceuticals), and insect sex attractant; [HSDB] Used in rubber manufacturing; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

17.9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 1,500 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 20 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

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