Agent Name

n-Butyl glycidyl ether

Alternative Name

BGE

CAS Number

2426-08-6

Formula

C7-H14-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

BGE; 1-Butoxy-2,3-epoxypropane; 2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether; 3-Butoxy-1,2-epoxypropane; Ageflex BGE; BGE; Butyl 2,3-epoxy propyl ether; Butyl glycidyl ether; Ether, butyl 2,3-epoxypropyl; Ether, butyl glycidyl; Glycidyl butyl ether; Oxirane, (butoxymethyl)-; Propane, 1-butoxy-2,3-epoxy-; Sipomer BGE; TK 10408; n-Butyl glycidyl ether; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Glycidyl Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid with an irritating odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Glycidyl ethers are used as reactive diluents in epoxy resins. [LaDou, p. 550]

Comments

"Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization." [ICSC] BGE causes testicular atrophy in male rats exposed to levels of 75 ppm or higher for 10 weeks. Potential for dermal sensitization; [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

3 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

50 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

"The chosen IDLH [original value of 3500] is based on the statement by ACGIH [1971] that the mouse 4hour LC50 was greater than 3,500 ppm [Hine et al. 1956]." [NIOSH IDLH]

Vapor Pressure

3.2 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1030 ppm/8h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 54 deg C;

Reference Link

ICSC: n-Butyl glycidyl ether

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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