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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

2-Heptanol

RTECS #

MJ2975000

CAS #

543-49-7

Updated

February 2003

Molecular Weight

116.23

Molecular Formula

C7H16O

Synonyms

1-Methylhexanol
2-Heptyl alcohol
2-Hydroxyheptane
Amyl methyl carbinol
Heptanol-2
Methyl amyl carbinol
s-Heptyl alcohol

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2580 mg/kgAMIHBC 10,61,1954
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2600 mg/kgBehavioral: Ataxia

Behavioral: Irritability

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Dyspnea
VCVGK* -,113,1984
skin/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 1800 mg/kgBehavioral: Ataxia

Behavioral: Irritability

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Dyspnea
VCVGK* -,113,1984
skin/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 1780 µL/kgAMIHBC 10,61,1954

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/mammal (species unspecified) lowest published toxic concentration: 180 mg/m3/2H/137D- intermittentLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Other changes

Liver: Other changes

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes
VCVGK* -,113,1994
inhalation/mammal (species unspecified) lowest published toxic concentration: 32 mg/m3/26W- intermittentBrain and Coverings: Recordings from specific areas of CNS

Eye: Optic nerve neuropathy

Eye: Other eye effects
VCVGK* -,113,1994
oral/rabbit lowest published toxic dose: 4.56 mg/kg/26W- intermittentBrain and Coverings: Other degenerative changes

Liver: Other changes

Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes
VCVGK* -,113,1994

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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