Agent Name

Oxetane

Alternative Name

1,3-Epoxypropane

CAS Number

503-30-0

Formula

C3-H6-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Epoxypropane; 1,3-Propylene oxide; Cyclooxabutane; Oxacyclobutane; Oxetan; Propane, 1,3-epoxy-; Trimethylene oxide; Trimethylenoxid [German]; alpha,gamma-Propane oxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with an agreeable aromatic odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate for epoxy resins and 3-substituted propanols; [HSDB]

Comments

A tumorigen and a mutagen; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Harmful by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

324 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -28 deg C; [CAMEO]

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