Agent Name

Glutaric anhydride

CAS Number

108-55-4

Formula

C5-H6-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

Anhydrid kyseliny glutarove [Czech]; Glutaric acid anhydride; Pentanedioic acid anhydride; Pentanedioic anhydride; Pyroglutaric acid; 2H-Pyran-2,6(3H)-dione, dihydro-; [ChemIDplus] Dihydro-2H-pyran-2,6(3H)-dione; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Cyclic

Description

Off-white flakes or crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make fine chemicals; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes somnolence, necrotic gastrointestinal changes, and diffuse hepatitis in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Toxic by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Acid Anhydrides."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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