Agent Name

Hexamethylcyclotrisiloxane

CAS Number

541-05-9

Formula

C6-H18-O3-Si3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

DC 246; Dimethylsiloxane cyclic trimer; LS 8120; SDK 10; Cyclotrisiloxane, 2,2,4,4,6,6-hexamethyl-; Cyclotrisiloxane, hexamethyl-; [ChemIDplus] D3; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] UN1325

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Silicon)

Description

White solid; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] Crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

A 28-day inhalation study of rats produced reduced motor activity, decreased seminal vesicle weight, and decreased litter size and number of implantation sites at 2,500 ppm; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Flammable solid, organic, n.o.s."

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