Agent Name

Cyclopentane

CAS Number

287-92-3

Formula

C5-H10

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Pentamethylene; [NIOSH] UN1146

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild, sweet odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a laboratory reagent; also used as a solvent in paint, shoe manufacturing, and wax extraction; [ACGIH]

Comments

Causes central nervous system depression in acute animal studies; [ACGIH] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

600 ppm

Vapor Pressure

318 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 106,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -37 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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