Agent Name

2-Heptanol

CAS Number

543-49-7

Formula

C7-H16-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Methylhexanol; 2-Heptanol (natural); 2-Heptyl alcohol; 2-Hydroxyheptane; Amyl methyl carbinol; Heptanol-2; Heptyl alcohol, sec-; Methyl amyl carbinol; s-Heptyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] Methyl-n-amyl carbinol; [Hawley]

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Found in oil of cloves; [Merck Index] Used as solvent for resins and a frothing agent for ore flotation; [Hawley]

Comments

A severe eye irritant; A respiratory tract and mild skin irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; Defats the skin; [ICSC] Based on animal studies, a severe eye irritant that may cause permanent damage; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.23 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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