Agent Name

Propylene phenoxetol

Alternative Name

PGPhE

CAS Number

770-35-4

Formula

C9-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

PGPhE; [Glycol Ethers Online] 1-Phenoxy-2-propanol; 2-Phenoxy-1-methylethanol; Phenoxyisopropanol; 1-Phenoxypropan-2-ol; 2-Propanol, 1-phenoxy-; [ChemIDplus] Propylene glycol phenyl ether; PPh; [Reference #1]

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Clear liquid; [Reference #1]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a solvent for paints, coatings, films, textile dyes and printing pastes, inks in ball point and felt tip pens, stamp pads, and paint removers, as a coalescent in water-based coatings and adhesives, and in cosmetics and soaps (possesses antibacterial properties); [Reference #1]

Comments

Severely irritating to eyes and not irritating to skin in rabbits; Not a skin sensitizer in guinea pigs using the Buehler method; [Reference #1] Thermodynamically favored alpha isomer (secondary alcohol) comprising over 85% of the commercial product; CAS# 4169-04-4 is the beta isomer (primary alcohol), and CAS# 41593-38-8 is for the commercial product of mixed isomers; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Propylene Glycol Phenyl Ether - 2004

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,400 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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