Agent Name

Acetic acid, allyl ester

Alternative Name

Allyl acetate

CAS Number

591-87-7

Formula

C5-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Allyl acetate; 2-Propenyl acetate; 2-Propenyl ethanoate; 3-Acetoxy-1-propene; 3-Acetoxypropene; Acetic acid, 2-propenyl ester; Allyl acetic acid; Acetic acid, 2-propen-1-yl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN2333

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make allyl alcohol and as a synthetic flavoring agent; [HSDB]

Comments

A tumorigen and moderate eye irritant; Causes gastritis, hepatitis, and weight loss in feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] A strong irritant; Irritation and lacrimation observed in animal studies; Enzymatic hydrolysis required for hepatotoxic activation in rat feeding studies; Emergency medical treatment: lacrimators; [HSDB] May irritate or burn skin and eyes; [CAMEO] Effects in gavage study with rats at 100 mg/kg include decreases in hematocrit, increases in ALT and other liver enzymes, necrosis and hemorrhage of the forestomach, and changes in bone marrow, lymph nodes, and thymus; [NTP]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

27.2 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,000 ppm/1h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 22 deg C; [eChemPortal: ERMA]

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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