Agent Name

Di-iso-amyl ether

Alternative Name

Isoamyl ether

CAS Number

544-01-4

Formula

C10-H22-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,1'-Oxybis(3-methylbutane); 1,1'-Oxylbis(3-methylbutane); Butane, 1,1'-oxybis(3-methyl-; Di-3-methylbutyl ether; Diisopentyl ether; Isoamyl ether; Isoamyl oxide; Isopentyl ether; [ChemIDplus] UN3271

Category

Ethers (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent in fats, oils, waxes, resins, Grignard reaction, lacquers, and regenerating rubber; [HSDB]

Comments

Oral LD50 (mouse) >10 gm/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.4 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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