Agent Name

trans-2-Pentene

CAS Number

646-04-8

Formula

C5-H10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(E)-2-Pentene; trans-beta-Amylene; trans-beta-N-Amylene; 2-Pentene, (2E)-; 2-Pentene, (E)-; trans-Pent-2-ene; [ChemIDplus] UN3295

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Liquid; bp = 36.3 deg C; [HSDB] Colorless liquid with an odor of hydrocarbons; Technical grade is mixture of isomers; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; bp = 36-37 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymerization inhibitor, solvent, and to make petroleum resins and sec-amyl alcohols; [HSDB]

Comments

A dangerous fire risk; [Hawley] May cause flash fire; An irritant; Inhalation can cause symptoms of drunkenness, convulsions, and coma; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

506 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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