Agent Name

2,2,4-Trimethyl-1,3-pentanediol

CAS Number

144-19-4

Formula

C8-H18-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Pentanediol, 2,2,4-trimethyl-; TMPD; TMPD (alcohol); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

White solid; [HSDB] Fine white crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make resins, polyesters, elastomers, polyols, foams, and plasticizers; Also used as an insect repellent, in printing inks and surface coatings, and for high-temperature lubricants and fluids; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency treatment: irritants; [HSDB] In lethal-dose feeding studies, causes ataxia in mice and convulsions in rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 4,500 mg/m3/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 113 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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