Agent Name

Octylisothiazolinone

CAS Number

26530-20-1

Formula

C11-H19-N-O-S

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

2-Octyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone; 2-Octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; 2-n-Octyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one; Kathon 4200; Kathon 893; Kathon 893F; Kathon LM; Kathon LP preservative; Kathon SP 70; Micro-chek 11; Micro-chek 11D; Micro-chek skane; Microbicide M-8; Octhilinone; Pancil; Pancil-T; RH 893; Skane 8; Skane M-8; Skane M8; Vinylzene IT 3000DIDP; 2-Octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one; 2-Octyl-3-isothiazolone; 3(2H)-Isothiazolone, 2-octyl-; 4-Isothiazolin-3-one, 2-octyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN2922

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Clear dark amber liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative in polishes, paints, cleaners, adhesives, and metalworking fluids; Also used in wood and leather preservatives; [Kanerva, p. 1821]

Comments

Allergic contact dermatitis reported in workers using products containing this preservative; [Kanerva, p. 1821] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [CAMEO] See "ISOTHIAZOLINONES."

Reference Link

EPA REDs: 2-Octyl-3(2H)-isothiazolone (OIT) - 2007

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.05 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

3.68E-5 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 2,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

"Danger of sensitization of skin." [MAK]; Flash point > 200 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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