Agent Name

Isopropyl glycidyl ether

Alternative Name

IGE

CAS Number

4016-14-2

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

IGE; ((1-Methylethoxy)methyl)oxirane; (Isopropoxymethyl)oxirane; 1,2-Epoxy-3-isopropoxypropane; 2,3-Epoxypropyl isopropyl ether; 2,3-Epoxypropyl-isopropyl ether; 3-Isopropoxy-1,2-epoxypropane; 3-Isopropyloxypropylene oxide; Glycidyl isopropyl ether; IGE; Isopropyl epoxypropyl ether; Isopropyl glycidyl ether; Propane, 1,2-epoxy-3-isopropoxy-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Glycidyl Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid; [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}

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

50 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

75 ppm

PEL (OSHA)

50 ppm

IDLH (NIOSH)

400 ppm

Excerpts from Documentation for IDLHs

Human data: Workers exposed to 400 ppm have suffered irritation of the eyes and respiratory tract [Hine et al. 1956].

Vapor Pressure

9.4 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

300 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,100 ppm/8H

Explanatory Notes

Odor threshold from "Quick Guide: The Electronic NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards"; Flash point = 33 deg C;

Reference Link

ICSC: Isopropyl glycidyl ether

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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