Agent Name

Pentaethylene glycol monododecyl ether

CAS Number

3055-95-6

Formula

C22-H46-O6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

3,6,9,12,15-Pentaoxaheptacosan-1-ol; Laureth-5; PEG-5 Lauryl ether; Polyethylene glycol (5) lauryl ether; Polyoxyethylene (5) lauryl ether; Lauryl alcohol tetra(oxyethylene) ethanol; Pentaethylene glycol dodecyl ether; Pentaethylene glycol lauryl ether; Pentaoxyethylene monododecyl ether; [ChemIDplus] C12E5; Dodecyl pentaethylene glycol ether; Dodecylpentaglycol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Emulsifiers/Surfactants

Description

Hygroscopic liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Non-ionic surfactant; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes altered sleep time (including change in righting reflex), excitement, and ataxia in oral lethal-dose studies of mice (lethal dose > 508 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

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