Agent Name

Bis(2,3-epoxycyclopentyl) ether

CAS Number

2386-90-5

Formula

C10-H14-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,1'-Oxybis(2,3-epoxycyclopentane); 2,2'-Oxybis(6-oxabicyclo(3.1.0)hexane); 3,3'-Oxydi-6-oxabicyclo(3.1.0)hexane; Bis(2,3-epoxycyclopentyl)ether; EP-205; ERR 4205; Ether, bis(2,3-epoxycyclopentyl); 6-Oxabicyclo(3.1.0)hexane, 2,2'-oxybis-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycidyl Ethers

Description

Homogeneous liquid at 43 deg C and above; Mixture of solids and liquids at temperatures below 43 deg C; [IARC]

Sources/Uses

Commercially produced in the US from the mid 1960s until 1985 (no known production elsewhere); Used as a high-performance component and modifier of epoxy resins; [IARC]

Comments

Reportedly causes mild skin irritation and moderate corneal injury in rabbits; No skin sensitization in guinea pigs; [IARC] A mild skin irritant; Causes somnolence, coma, and shock in dermal lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Targets the nerves; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Phenyl glycidyl ether."

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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