Agent Name

1-Propoxy-2-propanol

Alternative Name

PnPGE

CAS Number

1569-01-3

Formula

C6-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Propanol, 1-propoxy-; PROPASOL Solvent P; Propylene glycol n-propyl ether; Propylene glycol-n-monopropyl ether; 1-Propoxypropan-2-ol; [ChemIDplus] Propylene glycol mono-n-propyl ether; n-Propoxypropanol; Monopropylene glycol n-propyl ether; 1-Propoxy-2-hydroxypropane; 2-Propoxy-1-methylethanol; alpha-Propylene glycol monopropyl ether; Propylene glycol propyl ether; [CHEMINFO] PnPGE; [Glycol Ethers Online] UN3271

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild odor of ether; Hygroscopic; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make cleaning products, as a grease and paint remover, and as a solvent to replace the more toxic ethylene glycol monobutyl ether; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Animal studies: high concentrations cause irritation and CNS depression; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,450 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethers, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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