Agent Name

2-Butenoic acid, ethyl ester

Alternative Name

Ethyl crotonate

CAS Number

10544-63-5

Formula

C6-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl crotonate; Ethylester kyseliny krotonove [Czech]; Crotonic acid, ethyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Crotonate d'hyle (French DOT); Crotonato de etilo (Spanish DOT); Ethyl 2-butenoate; [CAMEO] Buten-2-enoate, ethyl; [Acros Organics MSDS] UN1862

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]

Comments

A moderate eye irritant; [RTECS] Safe when used as a flavoring agent in food; [JECFA] An irritant and lachrymator; Ingestion of large quantities may cause CNS depression; Inhalation may cause dizziness or suffocation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Isopropenyl acetate."

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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