Agent Name

1,2-Diethylbenzene

CAS Number

135-01-3

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,2-diethyl-; Benzene, o-diethyl-; o-Diethylbenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2049

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate, a solvent, and in powderless etching; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and nose irritant; Volunteers exposed to 2000 ppm experience severe eye irritation and lacrimation; In high-dose animal experiments; causes injury to the liver, CNS, and peripheral nerves; HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.05 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) > 30,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 57 deg C; [HSDB]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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