Agent Name

Pinacolone

Alternative Name

3,3-Dimethyl-2-butanone

CAS Number

75-97-8

Formula

C6-H12-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3,3-Dimethyl-2-butanone; 1,1,1-Trimethylacetone; 2,2-Dimethyl-3-butanone; 2,2-Dimethylbutanone; 2-Butanone, 3,3-dimethyl-; 3,3-Dimethylbutanone; Ketone, t-butyl methyl; Ketone, tert-butyl methyl; Methyl t-butyl ketone; Methyl tert-butyl ketone; Pinacolin; Pinacoline; Pinakolin [German]; t-Butyl methyl ketone; tert-Butyl methyl ketone; [ChemIDplus] UN1224

Category

Aliphatic Ketones, Other

Description

Colorless to light yellow liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of fungicides and herbicides; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "2-Butanone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

31.5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 5,700 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 23 deg C; [Hawley] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ketones, liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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