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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Formic acid, butyl ester

RTECS #

LQ5500000

CAS #

592-84-7

Updated

March 2011

Molecular Weight

102.15

Molecular Formula

C5H10O2

Synonyms

Butyl formate
Butyl methanoate
Butylester kyseliny mravenci (Czech)

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/cat Lowest published lethal concentration: 10418 ppm/70MAMIHAB 20,517,1959
inhalation/human lowest published toxic concentration: 10418 ppmEye: Conjunctiva irritation

Behavioral: Muscle contraction or spasticity

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changes
AMIHAB 20,517,1959
oral/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2656 mg/kgIMSUAI 41,31,1972

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWAMIHAB 20,517,1959

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 1 ppm (5.7 mg/m3), OCT2007

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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