Agent Name

Diethylene glycol monohexyl ether

Alternative Name

DEGHE

CAS Number

112-59-4

Formula

C10-H22-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-((2-Hexyloxy)ethoxy)ethanol; 3,6-Dioxadodecanol-1; Diethylene glycol hexyl ether; Diethylene glycol mono(n-hexyl) ether; Diethylene glycol monohexyl ether; Diethylene glycol n-hexyl ether; Ethanol, 2-((2-hexyloxy)ethoxy)-; Ethanol, 2-(2-(2-hexyloxy)ethoxy)-; Hexol carbitol; Hexyl carbitol; Hexylkarbitol [Czech]; n-Hexoxyethoxyethanol; n-Hexyl carbitol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Clear liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for coatings and degreasing; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Acute health effects are not expected unless workers are exposed to mist or heated liquid; [CHEMINFO] Dermal LD50 (rabbits) = 2000 mg/kg; In oral or dermal doses > 800-1000 mg/kg/day, causes CNS depression, liver and kidney injury, but no significant developmental toxicity; No effects on fertility at 1000 mg/kg/day; [Reference #1] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Diethylene glycol ethers - 2005

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000503 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point equals 285 degrees F; boiling point equals 498 degrees F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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