Agent Name

Octene

CAS Number

25377-83-7

Formula

C8-H16

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Octylene; Caprylene; [HSDB]

Category

Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Present in gasoline and emitted in exhausts of automobiles, turbines, and breweries; Detected in food, e.g., hot cooking oils; Octene includes the following isomers: 1-Octene, 2-Octene (E), 2-Octene (Z), 3-Octene (E), 3-Octene (Z), 4-Octene (E), 4-Octene (Z); Used to make polymers, surfactants, and detergents; 1-Octene used as a chemical intermediate, plasticizer, surfactant, and comonomer to produce polyethylene; [HSDB] Di-n-butene (25377-83-7) is a mixture of octenes with boiling points in the range of 116-126 deg C; [Ullmann].

Comments

May be a skin irritant; [HSDB] See "1-Octene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.03 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

VP = 17.4 mm Hg for 1-Octene; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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