Agent Name

Propionic anhydride

CAS Number

123-62-6

Formula

C6-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Anhydrid kyseliny propionove [Czech]; Methylacetic anhydride; Propanoic acid, anhydride; Propanoic anhydride; Propionic acid anhydride; Propionic anhydride; Propionyl oxide; UN2496; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to manufacture perfumes, oils, resins, dyes, pharmaceuticals, and cellulose esters; [Merck Index]

Comments

Liquid may cause first degree burns after brief skin contact; [CHRIS] Corrosive to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Pulmonary edema may be delayed after an inhalation exposure; [ICSC] Skin sensitization has not been reported. [OECD SIDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.36 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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