Agent Name

Dipropylene glycol methyl ether acetate

Alternative Name

DPGMA

CAS Number

88917-22-0

Formula

C9-H18-O4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

DPGMA; [Glycol Ethers Online] DPMA; [Reference #1] Propanol, 1 (or 2)-(2-methoxymethylethoxy)-, acetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Sources/Uses

Used as an active and tailing solvent in coatings and a solvent in silkscreen printing inks; [Reference #1]

Comments

Commercial product is a mixture of up to 4 isomers due to the position of the internal ether being linked to either the primary or secondary carbon atoms; Category members demonstrate LOAELs of 1,000 mg/kg/day (highest tested dose) in 13-week oral studies of rats for increased liver and kidney weight without corresponding histopathology; No hematotoxicity observed; Eye and nasal mucosa irritation and increased liver weights, some with corresponding histopathology, in 2-week inhalation studies of rats; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Propylene Glycol Ethers - 2003

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.12 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,700 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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