Agent Name

Allyl glycidyl ether

Alternative Name

AGE

CAS Number

106-92-3

Formula

C6-H10-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

AGE; 1-Allyloxy-2,3-epoxypropane; Glycidyl allyl ether; [(2-Propenyloxy)methyl] oxirane; [NIOSH] UN2219

Category

Glycidyl Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reactive diluent and intermediate in the production of resins; [ACGIH]

Comments

Second degree skin burns and sensitization have been reported; [ACGIH] Pulmonary edema may result from inhalation of high concentrations. [NJ-HSFS]

Reference Link

NIOSH Occupational Health Guidelines for Chemical Hazards: Allyl glycidyl ether

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

1 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

Ceiling(OSHA) = 10 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Basis for original (SCP) IDLH: The chosen IDLH is based on the mouse 4-hour LC50 of 270 ppm [Hine et al. 1956] cited in ACGIH [1971], AIHA [1965], and Patty [1963]. . . . Basis for revised IDLH: The revised IDLH for allyl glycidyl ether is 50 ppm based on acute inhalation toxicity data in animals [Hine et al. 1956]. This may be a conservative value due to the lack of relevant acute toxicity data for workers.

Vapor Pressure

4.7 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

9.4 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 670 ppm/8H

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold from HSDB; Flash point = 57 deg C;

Reference Link

ICSC: Allyl glycidyl ether

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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