Agent Name

Dipropylene glycol n-butyl ether

Alternative Name

DPBGE

CAS Number

29911-28-2

Formula

C10-H22-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Butyl dipropasol solvent; Dipropylene glycol butoxy ether; Dipropylene glycol monobutyl ether; Dowanol 54B; 1-(2-Butoxy-1-methylethoxy)propan-2-ol; 2-Propanol, 1-(2-butoxy-1-methylethoxy)-; [ChemIDplus] 1-(1-Methyl-2-butoxy-ethoxy)-2-propanol; n-Butoxy-methylethoxy-propanol; n-Butoxy-propoxy-propanol; DPGnBE; Dipropylene glycol-n-butyl ether; [ICSC] Dowanol DPnB; DPnB; [IUCLID] DPGBE; Dipropylene glycol (mono) n-butyl ether; [ToxPlanet: ECETOC] DOWANOL DPNB glycol ether; [Dow Chemical MSDS]

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Odor of ether; [Dow Chemical MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Propylene series glycol ethers are used in surface coatings, leather, pesticides, electrical, industrial cleaners, resins, and printing inks; [ExPub: ECETOC] Used as a coupling agent (degreasers, paint removers, metal cleaners, and hard surface cleaners), coalescent (latex coatings), solvent (water-reducible coatings), and chemical intermediate (epoxides, acid ester derivatives, solvents, and plasticizers); [Reference #1]

Comments

Possibly forms explosive peroxides; No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC] No evidence of skin sensitization in study of 82 human volunteers; Signs of CNS and respiratory depression observed in oral lethal-dose study of mice; Increased relative liver weight (without corresponding histopathology) observed in 13-week dermal study of rats; No evidence of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity; [IUCLID] May cause mild eye irritation; Prolonged skin contact may cause mild irritation; [Dow Chemical MSDS] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Propylene Glycol Ethers - 2003

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,040 mg/m3/4hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Links to Other NLM Databases
Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:

Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: