Agent Name

Diethylene glycol dibutyl ether

Alternative Name

Butyl diglyme

CAS Number

112-73-2

Formula

C12-H26-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Butyl diglyme; 2,2'-Dibutoxyethyl ether; 5,8,11-Trioxapentadecane; Bis(2-butoxyethyl) ether; Butane, 1,1'-(oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy))bis-; Butyl diglyme; Dibutyl carbitol; Dibutylether diethylenglykolu [Czech]; Diethylene glycol di-n-butyl ether; Diethylene glycol dibutyl ether; Diethyleneglycoldibutyl ether; Ether, bis(butoxyethyl); Butane, 1,1'-(oxybis(2,1-ethanediyloxy))bis-; [ChemIDplus] DEGDBE; [Glycol Ethers Online]

Category

Glycol Ethers (Glymes)

Description

Colorless liquid that floats on water; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent with applications in coatings and inks, vinyl chloride dispersion, and uranium extraction; [Hawley]

Comments

Oxidizes in air and may cause explosive peroxides; A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] See "Monoglyme."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = -76.0 deg F; bp = 493.0 deg F at 760 mm Hg; Flash Point = 245.0 deg F [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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