Agent Name

sec-Butyl acetate

CAS Number

105-46-4

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methylpropyl acetate; 1-Methylpropyl ethanoate; 2-Butanol acetate; 2-Butyl acetate; Acetate de butyle secondaire [French]; Acetic acid secondary butyl ester; Acetic acid, 1-methylpropyl ester; Acetic acid, 2-butoxy ester; Acetic acid, sec-butyl ester; sec-Butyl acetate; sec-Butyl alcohol acetate; sec-Butyl ethanoate; [ChemIDplus] UN1123

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a pleasant, fruity odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent (nitrocellulose lacquers, thinners, nail enamels, leather finishes); [ACGIH]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

150 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

200 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

1700 ppm

Vapor Pressure

17 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

3 ppm

Odor Threshold High

7 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 24,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

IDLH = 10% LEL (lower explosive limit); Odor threshold from "Quick Guide: The Electronic NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards"; Flash point = 31 deg C;

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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