Agent Name

Propylene glycol ethyl ether acetate

Alternative Name

PGEA

CAS Number

54839-24-6

Formula

C7-H14-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

PGEA; [Glycol Ethers Online] 2-Ethoxy-1-methylethyl acetate; 2-Propanol, 1-ethoxy-, acetate; [ChemIDplus] 2-Propyleneglycol 1-ethyl ether acetate; 1-Ethoxy-2-propanol acetate; 1-Ethoxy-2-acetoxypropanol; 1-Ethoxy-2-propyl acetate; 2PG1EEA; [ICSC] EPA; Ethoxy propyl acetate; HYKLEEN 140; [IUCLID] UN3272

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent in industrial coatings; [IUCLID]

Comments

A mild eye irritant; [ICSC] No evidence of skin sensitization in guinea pigs using the Magnusson and Kligman method; No evidence of toxicity in 28-day inhalation study of rats at the highest achievable droplet free vapor concentration (1,176 ppm); A 90-day inhalation study of rats using the parent glycol ether demonstrated sedation, respiratory tract irritation, and mild liver enlargement (no histopathological changes) at concentrations of 2,000 ppm; [ToxPlanet: ECETOC] An irritant; Vapor may cause narcotic effects; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

50 ppm, sum of the concentations of CAS: 1569-02-4 and 54839-24-6 in air

Vapor Pressure

1.7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 6,990 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Esters, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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