Agent Name

1,3-Diethylbenzene

CAS Number

141-93-5

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,3-diethyl-; Benzene, m-diethyl-; m-Diethylbenzene; m-Ethylethylbenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2049

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and solvent; Also used to make divinylbenzene and in powderless etching; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; High concentrations may cause lacrimation; [HSDB] Oral LDLo (rat) = 5000 mg/kg; Effects include general anesthesia; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.13 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 56 deg C; [CHEMINFO]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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