Agent Name

2,5-Hexanediol

CAS Number

2935-44-6

Formula

C6-H14-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,5-Dihydroxyhexane; Diisopropanol; [ChemIDplus] 2,5-Hexylene glycol; Hexane-2,5-diol; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Light yellow viscous liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes parasympathomimetic effects, retinal changes, endocrine changes, changes in thymus and spleen weights, changes in blood cell counts, weight loss, degenerative changes of spinal cord, changes in recordings from peripheral motor nerve, kidney changes, and muscle weakness in repeated-dose oral studies of rats; [RTECS] A toxic metabolite of n-hexane; An eye irritant; May cause immune system effects, leading to dysfunction of the thymus, spleen, and adrenal glands; Chronic exposure may cause nerve degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems; [ICSC] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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