Agent Name

2-Methyl-1,3-propanediol

CAS Number

2163-42-0

Formula

C4-H10-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Propanediol, 2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] MP Diol; [HSDB]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] Very faintly yellow-green liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent glycol in personal care products (neutralizer, emollient, emulsifier, and humectant); in the manufacture of resins and coatings; [HSDB]

Comments

Effects in oral lethal dose studies include diarrhea; [RTECS] NOAEL (maternal and developmental toxicity) = 1000 mg/kg-bw/day (based on no effects at the highest dose tested); [EPA ChAMP] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 5,100 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 127 deg C; [HSDB]

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