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Document ID (ISN)20709
CIS number 74-752
ISSN - Serial title 0002-8894 - American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Scala R.A., Burtis E.G.
Title Acute toxicity of a homologous series of branched-chain primary alcohols.
Bibliographic information Nov. 1973, Vol.34, No.11, p.493-499. 11 ref.
Abstract The acute toxicity of 8 primary aliphatic alcohols amyl, hexyl, isooctyl, 2-ethylhexyl, isononyl, decyl, tridecyl and hexadecyl) containing 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 13 and 16 carbon atoms was investigated in the rat. The tests included oral and percutaneous LD50, eye and skin irritation and 6-h vapour exposure. The results are presented in tabular form and discussed. Eye irritation was rather severe with most alcohols, but inhalation toxicity was low. Systematic effects were noted with amyl, 2-ethylhexyl and isononyl alcohols.
Descriptors (primary) aliphatic alcohols; acute toxicity
Descriptors (secondary) amyl alcohol; 1-hexanol; 6-methyl-1-heptanol; hexadecyl alcohol; animal experiments; nonyl alcohol; decyl alcohol; tridecyl alcohol; 2-ethylhexanol
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Alcohols