Agent Name

3-Hexanone

CAS Number

589-38-8

Formula

C6-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Hexanone (natural); 3-Oxohexane; Aethylpropylketon [German]; Ethyl propyl ketone; [ChemIDplus] UN1224

Category

Ketones (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; [Hawley]

Comments

A strong irritant; [Hawley] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

13.9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 4,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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