Agent Name

Tetraethylene glycol dimethyl ether

Alternative Name

Tetraglyme

CAS Number

143-24-8

Formula

C10-H22-O5

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Ansul Ether 181AT; Bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl) ether; Dimethoxytetraethylene glycol; Dimethoxytetraglycol; E181 (Ether); Ether, bis(2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethyl); Glyme 5; Methyltetraglyme200; Nissan Uniox MM 200; Tetraglyme; 2,5,8,11,14-Pentaoxapentadecane; [ChemIDplus] Dimethyltetraglycol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Glycol Ethers (Glymes)

Description

Liquid; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; [Merck Index]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; Causes somnolence and GI, kidney, and bladder changes in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] May form explosive peroxides on prolonged storage or contact with air; An eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Monoglyme."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Vapor pressure < 0.01 mm Hg at 20 deg C; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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