Agent Name

Methylcyclopentane

CAS Number

96-37-7

Formula

C6-H12

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Cyclopentane, methyl-; Methyl cyclopentane; Methylpentamethylene; [ChemIDplus] UN2298

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a sweet gasoline-like odor; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an extractive solvent, a distillation agent, and in organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

A dangerous fire and explosion risk; [Hawley] An eye and mild skin irritant; [HSDB] An eye and mild skin irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CAMEO] A mild skin and temporary eye irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include general anesthesia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

500 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

1000 ppm

MAK

500 ppm

Vapor Pressure

138 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 95,000 mg/m3

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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