Agent Name

1,2-Pentanediol

CAS Number

5343-92-0

Formula

C5-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Pentylene glycol; Pentane-1,2-diol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Yellow hygroscopic liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make fine chemicals, in industrial and professional cleaning and maintenance products, and in consumer washing and cleaning products, air care products, polishes and wax blends, inks and toners, and cosmetics and personal care products; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes somnolence, excitement, and muscle weakness in oral lethal-dose studies of guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, and rats; [RTECS] May cause serious eye injury; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] May cause irritation; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "3-Pentanol."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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Diseases

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