Agent Name

Bis(2-chloroethoxy)methane

CAS Number

111-91-1

Formula

C5-H10-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2-Dichloroethyl formal; 2,2-Dichloroethylformal; Bis(2-chloroethoxy)-methane; Bis(2-chloroethyl) formal; Bis(2-chloroethyl)formal; Bis(beta-chloroethyl) formal; Bis(beta-chloroethyl)formal; Di(2-chloroethyl)formal; Di-2-chloroethyl formal; Dichlorodiethyl formal; Dichlorodiethyl methylal; Dichloroethyl formal; Dichloroethylformal; Formaldehyde bis(2-chloroethyl) acetal; Formaldehyde bis(beta-chloroethyl) acetal; Dichloromethoxy methane; Ethane, 1,1'-(methylenebis(oxy))bis(2-chloro-; Methane, bis(2-chloroethoxy)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid; Water solubility = 7.8 g/L at 20 deg C; [HSDB] Colorless liquid; Slightly soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; as intermediate for polysulfide rubber; Approved by U.S. FDA (1998) for use in the manufacture of polysulfide polymer-polyepoxy resins which may be used as food-contact surface articles intended for packaging, transporting, holding, or otherwise contacting dry food; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.13 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 62 ppm/4h

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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