Agent Name

3-Hydroxy-2,2-dimethylpropionaldehyde

CAS Number

597-31-9

Formula

C5-H10-O2

Major Category

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Synonyms

2,2-Dimethyl-3-hydroxypropanal; 2,2-Dimethyl-beta-hydroxypropionaldehyde; 2-(Hydroxymethyl)-2-methylpropanal; 3-Hydroxy-2,2-dimethylpropanal; 3-Hydroxypivalaldehyde; Hydracrylaldehyde, 2,2-dimethyl-; Hydroxypivalaldehyde; Hydroxypivaldehyde; Pentaaldol; Pentaldol; Propanal, 3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethyl-; Propionaldehyde, 3-hydroxy-2,2-dimethyl-; alpha,alpha-Dimethyl-beta-hydroxypropionaldehyde; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Liquid; mp = 30-33 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a captive chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes general anesthesia in lethal-dose studies of rats (oral and intraperitoneal routes); [RTECS] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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