Agent Name

tert-Amylbenzene

CAS Number

2049-95-8

Formula

C11-H16

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

(1,1-Dimethylpropyl)benzene; 2-Methyl-2-phenylbutane; 2-Phenyl-2-methylbutane; Benzene, (1,1-dimethylpropyl)-; tert-Pentylbenzene; Benzene, (1,1-dimethylpropyl)-; Benzene, tert-pentyl-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes acute pulmonary edema, hemorrhage, and focal fibrosis in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; Oral LD50 (rat) = 5 mL/kg; [RTECS] n-Amylbenzene and sec-amylbenzene can cause narcosis at high concentrations; [Hawley] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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