Agent Name

Diisobutyl carbinol

CAS Number

108-82-7

Formula

C9-H20-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2,6-Dimethyl heptanol-4; 2,6-Dimethyl-4-heptanol; 4-Heptanol, 2,6-dimethyl-; 4-Hydroxy-2,6-dimethyl heptane; Diisobutylcarbinol; Nonyl alcohol, secondary; sec-Nonyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] UN1987

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for coating compositions of urea or melamine resins and to make lubricant additives and plasticizers; Also used in surface-active agents, rubber chemicals, flotation agents, antifoam agents, and flavors; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; [HSDB] Effects in animal experiments include general anesthesia; Causes changes to liver after administration to rabbits by skin absorption; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.3 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alcohols, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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