Agent Name

1-Propylene glycol-2-methyl ether acetate

Alternative Name

1PG2MEA

CAS Number

70657-70-4

Formula

C6-H12-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1PG2MEA; [Glycol Ethers Online] 2-MePA; 2-Methoxy-1-propyl acetate; 2-Methoxypropyl acetate; 1-Propanol, 2-methoxy-, acetate; Acetic acid, 2-methoxypropyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate; [EPA] 2-Methoxy-1-acetoxypropane; [ToxPlanet: ECETOC] PM ACETATE; [Canada Colors and Chemicals MSDS]

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Liquid with a sweet aromatic odor; Hygroscopic; [Canada Colors and Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] Used as a solvent; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Not a skin irritant in rabbits; Vapors cause mild eye irritation in rabbits; Signs of CNS depression observed in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; Respiratory irritation, reduced weight gain, and thymic atrophy observed in 4-week inhalation study of rats (no testicular or bone marrow toxicity observed); [ToxPlanet: ECETOC] May form peroxides of unknown stability; May cause mild irritation; Inhalation of high vapor concentrations may cause drowsiness and irritation; [Canada Colors and Chemicals MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

5 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rabbit) > 2,200 mg/m3/6hr

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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