Agent Name

Tetraethylene glycol butyl ether

Alternative Name

TetraEGBE

CAS Number

1559-34-8

Formula

C12-H26-O5

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

3,6,9,12-Tetraoxahexadecan-1-ol; Tetraethylene glycol, monobutyl ether; [ChemIDplus] Butoxytetraethylene glycol; [ICSC] Butyl tetraglycol; Butyltetraglycol; Butyltetraglycol ether; Tetraethyleneglycol (mono)butylether; Tetraethyleneglycol monobutyl ether [IUCLID] TetraBE; [OECD SIDS]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Only available commercially in glycol ether mixtures; High boiling ethylene glycol ethers are mainly used in automotive hydraulic brake fluids; [OECD SIDS]

Comments

An eye and mild skin irritant; Ingestion may cause vomiting leading to aspiration pneumonitis; [ICSC] Similar glycol ethers demonstrate low acute toxicity by oral, dermal, and inhalation exposure; Histopathological liver changes and testicular toxicity at high doses in sub-chronic oral studies of rats; [OECD SIDS]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: High Boiling Ethylene Glycol Ethers - 2002

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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