Agent Name

Dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether

Alternative Name

DMM

CAS Number

111109-77-4

Formula

C8-H18-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

DMM; [Glycol Ethers Online] Propane, oxybis(methoxy-; [ChemIDplus] Proglyde DMM; [RTECS] Di(propylene glycol) dimethyl ether, mixture of isomers; Bis(methoxypropyl) ether; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] PROGLYDE DMM GLYCOL DIETHER; [Dow Chemical MSDS] UN1993

Category

Glycol Ethers (Glymes)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] Mild odor; [Dow Chemical MSDS]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] May cause moderate eye irritation; Demonstrates limited potential to cause skin sensitization; Animal studies have shown effects on the adrenal gland, kidney, and liver, fetal toxicity at doses maternally toxic, and no evidence of teratogenicity, reproductive toxicity, or mutagenicity; [Dow Chemical MSDS] See "Monoglyme."

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 792 ppm/4hr

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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