Agent Name

2-(2-Propoxyethoxy)ethanol

Alternative Name

Diethylene glycol propyl ether

CAS Number

6881-94-3

Formula

C7-H16-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Diethylene glycol propyl ether; Ethanol, 2-(2-propoxyethoxy)-; [ChemIDplus] DGPE; [Reference #1] Eastman DP Solvent; [Eastman Chemical MSDS]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Eastman Chemical MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent in coatings, retarder solvent for inks, coalescing aid in paints, in automotive coatings, plastic coatings, and household cleaners; [Reference #1] Used as a solvent; [Eastman Chemical MSDS]

Comments

Acute toxicity in rodents includes CNS depression but no systemic toxicity in inhalation studies using less than continuous exposure regimens; Hemolysis in sub-chronic dermal studies and kidney and liver toxicity with some hematological changes in sub-chronic oral studies; No reproductive toxicity except one study showing testicular toxicity at very high doses; [Reference #1] May form peroxides; An eye irritant; [Eastman Chemical MSDS] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Diethylene glycol ethers - 2005

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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