Agent Name

2-(Benzyloxy) ethanol

CAS Number

622-08-2

Formula

C9-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Benzyloxyethanol; Benzyl cellosolve; Benzylcelosolv [Czech]; Ethanol, 2-(benzyloxy)-; Ethanol, 2-(phenylmethoxy)-; Ethylene glycol monobenzyl ether; Glycol benzyl ether; Glycol monobenzyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Liquid with a faint, rose-like odor; Soluble in water; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a laboratory reagent, solvent (cellulose acetate, lacquers, dyes, inks, and resins), perfume fixative, and intermediate; Also used in coatings for leather, paper, and cloth; [HSDB]

Comments

In oral lethal dose studies of rats, effects include general anesthesia and kidney changes; [RTECS] Toxic by ingestion; [Hawley] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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