Agent Name

3-Hexanol

CAS Number

623-37-0

Formula

C6-H14-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Hexanol (natural); 3-Hexyl alcohol; Ethyl propyl carbinol; [ChemIDplus] Hexan-3-ol; [Aldrich MSDS] UN2282

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as flavoring agent or adjuvant; [FDA]

Comments

Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] Causes cough in inhalation toxic-concentration study of humans; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS] See "3-Pentanol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.81 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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