Agent Name

Bis(2-chloroisopropyl) ether

CAS Number

39638-32-9

Formula

C6-H12-Cl2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Dichloroisopropyl ether; Propane, 2,2'-oxybis(2-chloro-; 2,2'-Oxybis(2-chloropropane); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used mainly as a solvent for fats, waxes, and greases; Also used as an extractant, in paint and varnish removers, in cleaning solutions; in textile processing, and as a chemical intermediate; [HSDB] No longer manufactured; [AIHA]

Comments

1/6 rats died after a 4-hr exposure to 1000 ppm; There was evidence of severe liver damage; No adverse effects were observed in animals exposed to 20 ppm for 20 days; No illnesses in workers have been reported; [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

3 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.85 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 85 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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