Agent Name

3-Pentanol

CAS Number

584-02-1

Formula

C5-H12-O

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3-Pentyl alcohol; Diethyl carbinol; Isoamyl alcohol; Pentanol-3; sec-Amyl alcohol; sec-Pentanol; sec-Pentyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus] UN1105

Category

Alcohols (<C12)

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flotation agent and solvent in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant and narcotic; [Merck Index] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; ingestion can lead to aspiration into lungs resulting in chemical pneumonitis; May have CNS effects causing unconsciousness; Can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] An irritant; Harmful by inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

20 ppm

Vapor Pressure

8.77 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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