Agent Name

1,4-Hexadiene

CAS Number

592-45-0

Formula

C6-H10

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1-Allylpropene; Allylpropenyl; [ChemIDplus] UN2458

Category

Other Monomers

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as the third monomer in ethylene-propylene diene monomer (EPDM) synthetic elastomers; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes tremors and unconsciousness in lethal concentration studies; Rats survived, but 4/4 mice died when exposed to 3620 ppm, 6 hours per day for 2 days; [AIHA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "trans-1,3-Pentadiene."

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

10 ppm

Vapor Pressure

172 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -21 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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