Agent Name

1,4-Diethylbenzene

CAS Number

105-05-5

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,4-diethyl-; Benzene, p-diethyl-; p-Diethylbenzene; p-Ethylethylbenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2049

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

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

Comments

Volunteers complain of severe eye irritation and lacrimation at 2000 ppm; [HSDB] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include general anesthesia and liver changes; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.06 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 55 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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