Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. In fact, they may be emitted by a wide array of products, including paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, household products such as varnishes and wax, cleaning and disinfecting, products, building materials (plywood and particleboard) and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, glues and adhesives. Along with carbon, they contain elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, sulfur or nitrogen.


VOCs can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation as well as headaches, loss of coordination, and nausea. They may also cause damage to the liver, kidney, and central nervous system. Some are suspected or known to cause cancer.


You can check the list of VOCs here: https://iaspub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/substreg/searchandretrieve/advancedsearch/search.do?details=displayDetails&selectedSubstanceId=83723


Systematic NameSynonym
Stoddard solvent
Stoddard solvent
Benzene, ethylmethyl-
Ethyltoluene
1-Propene, 1,3-dichloro-, mixture with 1,2-dichloropropane
1,2-Dichloropropylene
Ethanol, 1,2-dichloro-, acetate
Ethanol, 1,2-dichloro-, acetate
1-Propene, 1,3-dichloro-, (1E)-
trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
Silane, dichloro-
Dichlorosilane
Propane, 2-methoxy-2-methyl-
Methyl tert-butyl ether
Acetic acid, mercury(2+) salt (2:1)
Mercuric acetate
2-Butanone, peroxide
Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide
Benzene, dimethyl-
Xylene
Silane, triethoxy-
Triethoxysilane
2-Propenoyl chloride
Acrylyl chloride
2-Butene, 1,4-dichloro-
1,4-Dichloro-2-butene
2-Propanone, 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-
Hexafluoroacetone
Ethane, 1,1,1,2-tetrachloro-
1,2,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
Nitric acid, propyl ester
n-Propyl nitrate
Stannane, tetraethyl-
Tetraethyltin
Mercury, dimethyl-
Methyl mercury
Ethene, bromo-
Vinyl bromide
2-Hexanone
MBK
Carbonochloridic acid, 2-methylpropyl ester
Isobutyl chloroformate
1-Propene, 1,3-dichloro-
1,3-Dichloropropylene
3-Heptanone, 5-methyl-
Ethyl sec-amyl ketone
Acetic acid, 1,1-dimethylethyl ester
tert-Butyl acetate
Ethene, 1,2-dichloro-
Acetylene dichloride
2-Butanone, 3-methyl-
Methyl isopropyl ketone
1-Propene, 3-chloro-2-methyl-
3-Chloro-2-methylpropene
Ethenone
Ketene
Thiirane
Ethylene sulphide
Acetic acid, nickel(2+) salt (2:1)
Nickel acetate
Ethanol, 2-fluoro-
Ethylene fluorohydrin
Acetyl bromide
Acetyl bromide
Acetic acid ethyl ester
Ethyl acetate
Ethanol, 2-amino-
Ethanolamine
Methane, diazo-
Diazomethane
Acetic acid, lead(2+) salt (2:1)
Lead acetate
Ethene, 1,2-dichloro-, (1E)-
T-1,2-Dichloroethylene
Aziridine
Aziridine
Benzene, (dichloromethylsilyl)-
Dichloromethylphenylsilane
Butane, 1,1'-oxybis-
n-Butyl ether
Heptane
Heptane
Ethene, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloro-
PCE
Methane, dibromochloro-
Chlorodibromomethane
1-Butanol, 3-methyl-, 1-acetate
Isoamyl acetate
1,4-Dioxane
p-Dioxane
Acetic acid, butyl ester
n-Butyl acetate
1-Butanol, 3-methyl-
Isoamyl alcohol
Octane
Octane
Phosphorous acid, trimethyl ester
Trimethyl phosphite
Ethanamine, N,N-diethyl-
Triethylamine
Silane, trichloroethyl-
Trichloroethylsilane
1-Propene
Propylene
Nonane
Nonane
Ethanamine, N-ethyl-
Diethylamine
Pentane
Pentane
Carbonochloridic acid, propyl ester
Propyl chloroformate
Acetic acid, propyl ester
Acetic acid, propyl ester
Benzene, chloro-
Monochlorobenzene
Benzene, methyl-
Toluol
Cyclohexane, methyl-
Methylcylohexane
2-Pentanol, 4-methyl-, 2-acetate
1,3-Dimethylbutyl acetate
4-Heptanone, 2,6-dimethyl-
DIBK
Benzene, 1,3,5-trimethyl-
Mesitylene
Acetic acid, 1,1'-anhydride
Acetic anhydride
Acetic acid, 1-methylethyl ester
Isopropyl acetate
Propane, 2,2'-oxybis-
Isopropyl ether
2-Propanamine, N-(1-methylethyl)-
Diisopropylamine
2-Pentanone, 4-methyl-
4-Methyl-2-pentanone
Propane, 1-nitro-
1-Nitropropane
2-Pentanone
Methyl propyl ketone
Formic acid, methyl ester
Methyl formate
Methane, chloromethoxy-
Chloromethyl methyl ether
2-Propyn-1-ol
2-Propyn-1-ol
Acetonitrile, 2-hydroxy-
Formaldehyde cyanohydrin
2-Propenenitrile
Vinyl cyanide
Propanenitrile
Propionitrile
Ethanol, 2-chloro-
Chloroethanol
Ethane, 1,2-dichloro-
Ethylene dichloride
2-Propenal
Acrolein
1,3-Butadiene
1,3-Butadiene
Oxirane, 2-ethyl-
1,2-Epoxybutane
Benzene, 1,4-dimethyl-
para-Xylene
3-Heptanone
Ethyl butyl ketone
Acetic acid, 1-methylpropyl ester
sec-Butyl acetate
Ethene, (2-chloroethoxy)-
2-Chloroethyl vinyl ether
Hexane
Hexane
Acetic acid, 2-methylpropyl ester
Isobutyl acetate
2-Hexanone, 5-methyl-
Methyl isoamyl ketone
Benzene, 1,2-dichloro-
1,2-Dichlorobenzene
Benzene, 1-chloro-2-methyl-
ortho-Chlorotoluene
Ethanol, 2,2',2''-nitrilotris-
Triethanolamine
Benzene, 1,1'-oxybis-
Phenyl ether, vapor
Hydrazine, phenyl-
Phenylhydrazine
Benzene, ethenyl-
Vinylbenzene
Benzene, (1-methylethyl)-
Isopropyl benzene
2-Propenoic acid, methyl ester
Methyl acrylate
3-Pentanone
Diethyl ketone
Propane, 1,2,3-trichloro-
1,2,3-Trichloropropane
Oxirane
Oxirane
Formamide
Formamide
Methane, dichloro-
Dichloromethane
Acetaldehyde
Acetaldehyde
Acetonitrile
Methyl cyanide
Ethanamine
Aminoethane
Ethene, chloro-
Vinyl chloride
Ethane, chloro-
Chloroethane
1-Propyne
Propyne
Propane
Propane
Ethane, bromo-
Ethyl bromide
Methane, dibromo-
Methylene bromide
Methanamine
Methylamine
Methane, iodo-
Methyl iodide
Methane, chloro-
Chloromethane
Ethyne
Acetylene
Ethene
Ethylene
Ethane
Ethane
Methane, bromo-
Bromomethane
Methane
Methane
Ethane, 1,1,1-trichloro-
Methyl chloroform
1-Butanol
n-Butyl alcohol
1-Propanol
Propanol
2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester
Methyl methacrylate
Propane, 2-nitro-
2-Nitropropane
Ethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloro-
Tetrachloroethane
Ethane, nitro-
Nitroethane
Acetic acid, methyl ester
Methyl acetate
Propanoic acid
Propionic acid
Ethene, 1,1,2-trichloro-
Trichloroethylene
Ethane, 1,1,2-trichloro-
1,1,2-TCA
2-Propanone, 1-chloro-
Monochloroacetone, stabilized
3-Buten-2-one
Methyl vinyl ketone
2-Butanone
Methyl ethyl ketone
2-Butanol
sec-Butyl alcohol
1-Propene, 2,3-dichloro-
2,3-Dichloropropene
Propane, 1,2-dichloro-
Dichloropropanes
Propanal, 2-methyl-
Isobutyraldehyde
1-Propanol, 2-methyl-
Isobutyl alcohol
1-Propanamine, 2-methyl-
Isobutylamine
1,3-Butadiene, 2-methyl-
Isopropene
Plumbane, tetraethyl-
Tetraethyllead
Ethane, 1,2-dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoro-
Freon 114
Ethane, 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoro-
Chlorinated fluorocarbon
Ethane, 1,1,1,2-tetrachloro-2,2-difluoro-
1,1,1,2-Tetrachloro-2,2-difluoroethane
Acetyl chloride, 2,2,2-trichloro-
Trichloroacetyl chloride
Ethane, 1,1,1,2,2-pentachloro-
Pentachloroethane
Ethane, 2-chloro-1,1,1-trifluoro-
2-Chloro-1,1,1-trifluorethane
Silane, trichloromethyl-
Methyltrichlorosilane
Silane, dichlorodimethyl-
Dimethyldichlorosilane
Silane, chlorotrimethyl-
Trimethylchlorosilane
Plumbane, tetramethyl-
Tetramethyl lead
Methane, dichlorodifluoro-
Dichlorodifluoromethane
Methane, bromotrifluoro-
Halon 1301
Methane, dibromodifluoro-
Dibromodifluoromethane
Oxirane, 2-methyl-
Propylene oxide
Silane, dichloromethyl-
Methyldichlorosilane
Methane, nitro-
Nitromethane
Methane, triiodo-
Triiodomethane
Methane, dichlorofluoro-
Dichloromonofluoromethane
Ethene, 1,1-dichloro-
1,1-Dichloroethylene
Ethane, 1,1-dichloro-
Ethylidene chloride
Methane, bromodichloro-
Dichlorobromomethane
Methane, tribromo-
Bromoform
Hydrazine, 1,1-dimethyl-
Dimethylhydrazine
Ethane, 1,1,1,2,2,2-hexachloro-
Perchloroethane
Methane, trichloro-
Chloroform
2-Propanone
Acetone
2-Propanol
Isopropyl alcohol
Methanol
Methyl alcohol
Formic acid
Formic acid
Ethanol
Ethyl alcohol
Methanamine, N-methyl-N-nitroso-
Methanamine, N-methyl-N-nitroso-
Hydrazine, methyl-
Methylhydrazine
Ethane, 1,1'-oxybis-
Ethyl ether
Hydrazine, phenyl-, hydrochloride (1:1)
Phenylhydrazine hydrochloride
Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde
Mercury(1+), methyl-
Methyl mercury
Propane, nitro-
Nitropropanes
Benzene, ethenylmethyl-
Vinyltoluene
Isooctanol
Isooctyl alcohol
Propane, dichloro-
Propylene dichloride
Chromic acid (H2CrO4), bis(1,1-dimethylethyl) ester
tert-Butyl chromate
Propane, 1-chloro-1-nitro-
1-Chloro-1-nitropropane
sec-Amyl acetate, all isomers and mixtures
sec-Amyl acetrate (all isomers and mixtures)
Tetrachloroethanol
Tetrachloroethanol
Benzene, methyl-, .alpha.-chlorinated
.alpha.-Chlorinated toluenes
Xylene, bromo-
Xylyl bromide
Cyclohexane, 1,1-dimethyl-
1,1-Dimethylcyclohexane
1-Propene, 1-chloro-2-methyl-
Dimethylvinyl chloride
Benzene, ethyldimethyl-
Ethylxylene
Ethyne, dichloro-
Dichloroacetylene
Ethane, 2-bromo-1-chloro-1,1-difluoro-
Bromochlorodifluoromethane
2-Propenoic acid, 2-chloro-, methyl ester
Methyl 2-chloroacrylate
Benzene, (1-methylethenyl)-
.alpha.-Methylstyrene
Acetyl chloride, 2,2-dichloro-
Acetyl chloride
Ethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrabromo-
Acetylene tetrabromide
Propanenitrile, 2-methyl-
Isobutyronitrile
Benzene, 1,2-dimethyl-
1,2-Dimethylbenzene
Oxiranecarboxaldehyde
Glycidaldehyde
Ethane, 1,1,2,2-tetrachloro-1,2-difluoro-
Freon 112
Acetic acid, 2,2,2-trichloro-
Trichloroacetic acid
Methane, trichlorofluoro-
Freon 11
2-Propanol, 2-methyl-
tert-Butanol
Aziridine, 2-methyl-
Propyleneimine
Methanamine, N,N-dimethyl-
Trimethylamine
2-Propanamine
Isopropylamine
Pentane, 2,2,4-trimethyl-
2,2,4-Trimethylpentane
Ethane, 1,1-dichloro-1-nitro-
1,1-Dichloro-1-nitroethane
Acetic acid
Acetic acid
Benzene, 1-propenyl-
Propenylbenzene
Benzene, 1,3-dichloro-
1,3-Dichlorobenzene
Carbonochloridic acid, ethyl ester
Ethyl chloroformate
Ethane, trichloro-
TCA
Paraformaldehyde
Paraformaldehyde
2-Pentanone, 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-
Diacetone alcohol
Propanal
Propionaldehyde
4-Heptanone
Dipropyl ketone
Carbamic acid, (3-chlorophenyl)-, 1-methylethyl ester
CIPC
Benzene, ethyl-
Ethylbenzene
Morpholine
Morpholine
2-Butene, 1,4-dichloro-, (2E)-
trans-1,4-Dichlorobutene
2-Heptanone
Methyl n-amyl ketone
Ethane, isocyanato-
Ethyl isocyanate
Benzene, 1,3-dimethyl-
m-Xylene
Carbonochloridic acid, 1-methylethyl ester
Isopropyl chloroformate
Acetic acid ethenyl ester
Vinyl acetate
Phosphoric acid, dibutyl ester
Dibutyl phosphate
1,2-Ethanediamine
Ethylenediamine
1-Propyne, 3-bromo-
Propargyl bromide
Silane, chloromethyl-
Methylchlorosilane
2-Propenoic acid, ethyl ester
Ethyl acrylate
1,3-Dioxan-4-ol, 2,6-dimethyl-, 4-acetate
Dimethoxane