Agent Name

Indene

CAS Number

95-13-6

Formula

C9-H8

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1H-Indene; Inden; Indene; Indonaphthene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Hydrocarbons

Description

Colorless liquid. [Note: A solid below 29 degrees F.]; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used to prepare "coumarone-indene resins"; [ACGIH]

Comments

Animals exposed to 800-900 ppm for six 7-hour periods show evidence of liver and kidney injury. [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

1.1 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.0042 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 14,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold from AIHA; Flash point = 173 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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