Agent Name

Bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl) ether

Alternative Name

Dichloroisopropyl ether

CAS Number

108-60-1

Formula

C6-H12-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(2-Chloro-1-methylethyl) ether; 2,2'-Dichlorodiisopropyl ether; 2,2'-Dichloroisopropyl ether; 2,2'-Oxybis(1-chloropropane); Bis(1-chloro-2-propyl) ether; Bis(2-chloroisopropyl) ether; Bis(beta-chloroisopropyl) ether; Bis(beta-chloroisopropyl)ether; DCIP (nematocide); Dichlorodiisopropyl ether; Ether, bis(2-chloro-1-methylethyl); Isopropylchlorex; Nemamol; Nemamort; Nemamorte; Propane, 2,2'-oxybis(1-chloro-; [ChemIDplus] UN2490

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Colorless to light brown liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make dyes, resins, and pharmaceuticals; Also used in textile processes, as a nematocide, and in wood preservatives and fungicides (not registered in the US for use as a pesticide); [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by inhalation and skin absorption; An eye irritant; [HSDB] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause injury to the liver and kidneys; [CAMEO] Defats the skin; Insufficient data on other health effects; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.56 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 350 ppm/8h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 85 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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