Agent Name

Tetraethylene glycol monomethyl ether

Alternative Name

TetraEGME

CAS Number

23783-42-8

Formula

C9-H20-O5

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

TetraEGME; [Glycol Ethers Online] 2,5,8,11-Tetraoxatridecan-13-ol; 3,6,9,12-Tetraoxatridecan-1-ol; 3,6,9,12-Tetraoxotridecanol; [ChemIDplus] Methoxytetraethylene glycol; Methyltetraglycol; Methyltetraglykol; Tetraethylene glycol methyl ether; Tetraethyleneglycol (mono)methyl ether; [IUCLID] TetraME; [Reference #1]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used in the automobile industry in brake and hydraulic fluids; [IUCLID] Only available commercially in glycol ether mixtures; High boiling ethylene glycol ethers are mainly used in automotive hydraulic brake fluids; [Reference #1]

Comments

Not a skin or eye irritant in rabbits; [IUCLID] Similar glycol ethers demonstrate low acute toxicity by oral, dermal, and inhalation exposure; Histopathological liver changes and testicular toxicity at high doses in sub-chronic oral studies of rats; [Reference #1] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Tetraethylene glycol butyl ether."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: High Boiling Ethylene Glycol Ethers - 2002

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Vapor pressure < 0.07 mm Hg at 20 deg C; [IUCLID]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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