Agent Name

3-Octanone

Alternative Name

Ethyl amyl ketone

CAS Number

106-68-3

Formula

C8-H16-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Ethyl amyl ketone; 3-Octanone (natural); 3-Oxooctane; Amyl ethyl ketone; EAK; Ethyl n-amyl ketone; Ethyl n-pentyl ketone; Ethyl pentyl ketone; n-Octanone-3; [ChemIDplus] UN2271

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Colorless to slightly yellow liquid; Pungent, somewhat fruity odor; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in lavender perfumes and flavoring agents; [Merck Index] Used as a solvent for nitrocellulose and vinyl resins; [CAMEO]

Comments

Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [HSDB] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

6 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 59 deg C; [CHEMINFO] Odor threshold form CHEMINFO;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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