Agent Name

2-Pentanol

CAS Number

6032-29-7

Formula

C5-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methyl-1-butanol; 2-Hydroxypentane; 2-Pentyl alcohol; Methyl propyl carbinol; Pentanol, sec-; Pentanol-2; alpha-Methylbutanol; sec-Amyl alcohol; sec-Pentyl alcohol; Isoamyl alcohol (primary/secondary); Isoamyl alcohol, secondary; [ChemIDplus] UN1105

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid (racemic form); [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for paints and lacquers and to make drugs; [Hawley] Used to make catalyst systems and methanol; Also used as a solvent for primers and for extracting 2-hydroxy-4-methylthiobutyric acid; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [Hawley] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; Narcotic effects; [Merck Index] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [CAMEO] A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; Chronic exposure may cause injury to CNS, kidneys, and lungs; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

20 ppm

Vapor Pressure

6.11 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Pentanols."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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