Agent Name

Methyl trimethylacetate

CAS Number

598-98-1

Formula

C6-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Methyl pivalate; Propanoic acid, 2,2-dimethyl-, methyl ester; Pivalic acid, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus] 2,2-Dimethylpropanoic acid, methyl ester; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] Methyl 2,2-dimethylpropionate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3272

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make vinyl chloride resins, as a chemical intermediate, and in adhesives, lubricants, greases, and fuel additives; [EPA ChAMP: Initial Risk-Based Prioritization]

Comments

Metabolized into the parent acid (2,2-dimethylpropanoic acid) and methanol; [EPA ChAMP: Hazard Characterization] See "2,2-Dimethylpropanoic acid" and "Methyl alcohol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

33.9 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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