Agent Name

1,1'-Oxydi-2-propanol

CAS Number

110-98-5

Formula

C6-H14-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Propanol, 1,1'-oxybis-; 1,1'-Dimethyldiethylene glycol; 2,2'-Dihydroxydipropyl ether; 4-Oxaheptane-2,6-diol; Bis(2-hydroxypropyl) ether; NIAX catalyst D-19; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Propylene Glycols

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley] Viscous hygroscopic liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in polyesters, alkyd resins, and reinforced plastics; Used as a plasticizer, solvent, extracting agent, and antifreeze; [HSDB] Used in pesticides and as a humectant and emollient in cosmetics and fragrances; Also used in dyes, inks, paints, coatings, hydraulic brake fluids, and cutting oils; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] Commercial dipropylene glycol is composed of up to 48% 1,1'-Oxydi-2-propanol; [Reference #1]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] May cause irritation; Targets the liver, kidneys, and nerves; [MSDSonline] See "Dipropylene glycol."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Dipropylene glycol (mixed isomers and dominant isomer) - 2001

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 137.7 deg C; [Hawley]

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