Agent Name

n-Decane

CAS Number

124-18-5

Formula

C10-H22

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Decane; Decyl hydride; [ChemIDplus] UN2247

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

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

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent, intermediate, and jet engine fuel standard; [HSDB] Used in rubber and paper industries; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Defats the skin; [ICSC] May cause mild eye irritation; Defats the skin; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS effects; [CAMEO] A moderate to severe skin and eye irritant based on animal studies; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.43 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 1,369 ppm/8h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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