n-Pentane

CAS RN: 109-66-0

Range of Toxicity

A) Human subjects exposed to 5000 parts per million for 10 minutes did not experience mucous membrane irritation or other symptoms (Hathaway et al, 1991).
B) The lowest concentration to produce toxic effects is 90,000 parts per million (Clayton & Clayton, 1981).
C) Topical application of pentane to volunteers caused painful burning sensations accompanied by itching. After 5 hours, blisters formed on the exposed areas (Hathaway et al, 1991).
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