Methyl Butyl Ketone
Title: Methyl Butyl Ketone
CAS Registry Number: 591-78-6
CAS Name: 2-Hexanone
Molecular Formula: C6H12O
Molecular Weight: 100.16
Percent Composition: C 71.95%, H 12.08%, O 15.97%
Line Formula: CH3COC4H9
Literature References: Toxicity study: H. F. Smyth et al., Arch. Ind. Hyg. Occup. Med. 10, 61 (1954). Review of toxicology: P. M. J. Bos et al., Am. J. Ind. Med. 20, 175-194 (1991); and human exposure: Toxicological Profile for 2-Hexanone (PB93-110773, 1992) 116 pp.
Properties: Colorless liquid. d 0.830. bp 127°. Slightly soluble in water; sol in alcohol, ether. LD50 orally in rats: 2.59 g/kg (Smyth).
Boiling point: bp 127°
Density: d 0.830
Toxicity data: LD50 orally in rats: 2.59 g/kg (Smyth)
CAUTION: Potential symptoms of overexposure are irritation of eyes and nose; peripheral neuropathy; weakness, paresthesia; dermatitis; headache; drowsiness. See NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards (DHHS/NIOSH 97-140, 1997) p 164.

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