Agent Name

2-Methyl-2-butanol acetate

Alternative Name

tert-Amyl acetate

CAS Number

625-16-1

Formula

C7-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Butanol, 2-methyl-, acetate; tert-Amyl acetate; [ChemIDplus] 1,1-Dimethylpropyl acetate; tert-Pentyl acetate; [CHEMINFO]

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless to yellow liquid with a weak odor of bananas; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; May cause damage to liver, kidneys, and lungs; [CAMEO] The pentyl acetates are sensory irritants in the work environment. At higher levels in animal experiments, they cause narcosis, hepatotoxicity, and developmental toxicity. [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

100 ppm

MAK

50 ppm

Vapor Pressure

12.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 79 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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