Agent Name

Cyclohexyl acetate

CAS Number

622-45-7

Formula

C8-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Acetic acid, cyclohexyl ester; Adronal acetate; Cyclohexane acetate; Cyclohexanol, acetate; Cyclohexanolazetat [German]; Cyclohexanyl acetate; Cyclohexylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; Hexalin acetate; [ChemIDplus] UN2243

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity, apple-like odor; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for cellulose ethers, nitrocellulose, basic dyes, blown oils, raw rubber, metallic soaps, driers, shellac, lacquers, bitumens, and resins; Also used as a synthetic flavor; [HSDB] Used as fragrance ingredient; in the preparation of lacquers for collodion cotton; as a substitute for amyl acetate in textile production; for improving adhesion of leather varnishes; in the waterproofing industry; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Narcotic; [Hawley] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; Defats the skin; [ICSC] A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] A moderate skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "ORGANIC SOLVENTS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

11 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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