Agent Name

4-Methoxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone

CAS Number

107-70-0

Formula

C7-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Pentanone, 4-methoxy-4-methyl-; 4-Methyl-4-methoxy-2-pentanone; ME 6 K; Pent-Oxone Solvent; Pentoxone; 4-Methoxy-4-methylpentan-2-one; [ChemIDplus] UN2293

Category

Other Solvents

Description

Colorless to white liquid; [CHEMINFO] Oily liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for various resin coatings; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Can cause aspiration pneumonitis after ingestion; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.16 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

25 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 2,280 ppm/15h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 61 deg C; [CAMEO] Odor threshold form CHEMINFO;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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