Agent Name

2-Ethylhexyl acetate

CAS Number

103-09-3

Formula

C10-H20-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Octyl acetate; 2-Ethyl-1-hexanol acetate; 2-Ethyl-1-hexyl acetate; 2-Ethylhexanyl acetate; 2-Ethylhexyl ethanoate; 2-Ethylhexylester kyseliny octove; 2-Ethylhexylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; Acetic acid alpha-ethylhexyl ester; Acetic acid, 2-ethylhexyl ester; beta-Ethylhexyl acetate; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

White liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, lacquers, baking finishes, resins, waxes, and oils; [HSDB] Used in perfumes; [CAMEO] Used as a high-boiling retarder solvent in lacquers, emulsions, and silk-screen inks; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A moderate skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] May cause eye, nose and throat irritation; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "ORGANIC SOLVENTS."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

10 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.23 mm Hg

Odor Threshold Low

0.07 ppm

Odor Threshold High

0.2 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 1,100 ppm/6h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 82.2 deg C; [Hawley] Odor threshold from CHEMINFO; The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Combustible liquid, n.o.s."

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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