Agent Name

Methyl 2-hydroxyisobutyrate

CAS Number

2110-78-3

Formula

C5-H10-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Methyl 2-hydroxy-2-methylpropionate; Methyl 2-methyllactate; Methyl alpha-hydroxyisobutyrate; Lactic acid, 2-methyl-, methyl ester (8CI); Propanoic acid, 2-hydroxy-2-methyl-, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [Acros Organics MSDS]

Comments

May cause irritation; Inhalation may cause CNS depression and cardiac disturbances; [Acros Organics MSDS] See "Butyl isobutyrate."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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