Agent Name

Isopropenyl acetate

CAS Number

108-22-5

Formula

C5-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Propen-2-ol, acetate; 1-Acetoxy-1-methylethylene; 1-Methylvinyl acetate; 1-Propen-2-yl acetate; 2-Acetoxypropene; 2-Acetoxypropylene; Acetic acid, isopropenyl ester; Isopropenyl acetate; Isopropenylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; Methylvinyl acetate; Propen-2-yl acetate; [ChemIDplus] UN2403

Category

Esters, Other

Description

White liquid; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for acrylation of potential enols; [Merck Index]

Comments

A mild irritant; Narcotic in high concentrations; [Merck Index] May be toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; [CAMEO] Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] A mild to moderate irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

10 ppm

Vapor Pressure

45.2 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 15.5 deg C; [Hawley]

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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