Agent Name

Dipropyl ketone

CAS Number

123-19-3

Formula

C7-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

4-Heptanone (natural); Di-n-propyl ketone; Dipropyl ketone; GBL; Heptan-4-one; Propyl ketone; [ChemIDplus] UN2710

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for organic chemicals and surface coatings; [ACGIH]

Comments

In rats, 400 ppm slows respiration, 825 ppm causes CNS depression, and 1600 ppm induces narcosis. Inhalation of 1200 ppm for 2 weeks causes mild liver enlargement. [ACGIH] Possible burns to eyes and skin; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

Vapor Pressure

6.12 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 2,690 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 120 deg F;

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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