Agent Name

Triethyl phosphite

CAS Number

122-52-1

Formula

C6-H15-O3-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl phosphite, (EtO)3P; Fosforyn trojetylowy [Czech]; Phosphorous acid, triethyl ester; Triethoxyphosphine; UN2323; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphite Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer, additive to grease and resins, sugarcane ripener, and chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

If left on clothes, can cause reddening of skin; [CHRIS] A skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] An irritant; Harmful if swallowed or inhaled; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 11,063 mg/m3/6H

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

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