Agent Name

Diethyl ketone

Alternative Name

3-Pentanone

CAS Number

96-22-0

Formula

C5-H10-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

DEK; Diethyl ketone; Diethylcetone [French]; Dimethylacetone; Ethyl ketone; Ethyl propionyl; Metacetone; Methacetone; Pentanone-3; Propione; [ChemIDplus] 3-Pentanone; [ICSC] UN1156

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with an acetone-like odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a paint solvent and in organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC]; Can cause headache, dizziness, weakness, and loss of consciousness; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

200 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

300 ppm

Vapor Pressure

37.7 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.85 ppm

Odor Threshold High

9.4 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) =8,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Detection odor threshold from AIHA (mean = 2.8 ppm); Flash point = 13 deg C;

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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