Agent Name

Cyclopentanol

CAS Number

96-41-3

Formula

C5-H10-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Cyclopentyl alcohol; Hydroxycyclopentane; [ChemIDplus] UN2244

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless viscous liquid with a pleasant odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent (perfumes and pharmaceuticals) and for organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

Can defat skin and cause CNS depression; [HSDB] An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.49 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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