Agent Name

1,3-Dimethylcyclohexane

CAS Number

591-21-9

Formula

C8-H16

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Cyclohexane, 1,3-dimethyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2263

Category

Aliphatics, Saturated (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and special solvent (a mixture of all isomers); [Hawley]

Comments

Explosive mixtures can be produced with air; Highly flammable; An irritant; [Aldrich MSDS] May have anesthetic effects causing drowsiness, dizziness, and headache; Overexposure may cause skin and eye irritation; [ChemSampCo MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

21.4 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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