Agent Name

2-Hexoxyethanol

Alternative Name

EGHE

CAS Number

112-25-4

Formula

C8-H18-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-(Hexyloxy)ethanol; Cellosolve, n-hexyl-; Ethanol, 2-hexyloxy-; Ethylene glycol monohexyl ether; Ethylene glycol n-hexyl ether; Ethylene glycol-n-monohexyl ether; Glycol monohexyl ether; Hexyl cellosolve; n-Hexyl cellosolve; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Colorless hygroscopic liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a high-boiling solvent; as a chemical intermediate for hexyloxyethyl phosphate and neopentanoate; [HSDB] Used as a coalescing agent in latex paints and cleaners; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

May cause CNS depression and kidney injury; [HSDB] A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; "The substance may have effects on the blood." [ICSC] An irritant; May be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Monoethylene Glyco Ethers - 2004

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 83 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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