Agent Name

Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate

CAS Number

117-82-8

Formula

C14-H18-O6

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, bis(2-methoxyethyl) ester; 2-Methoxyethyl phthalate; Bis(methoxyethyl) phthalate; DMEP; Di(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate; Di(2-methoxyethyl)phthalate; Di-(2-Methoxyethyl) ester kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Di-(2-methoxyethyl)ester kyseliny ftalove [Czech]; Dimethoxy ethyl phthalate; Dimethoxyethyl phthalate; Dimethyl cellosolve phthalate; Dimethylglycol phthalate; Kesscoflex MCP; Kodaflex DMEP; Methox; Methyl glycol phthalate; Phthalic acid, bis(2-methoxyethyl) ester; Phthalic acid, di(methoxyethyl) ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

Nearly colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer (especially for cellulose acetate), a solvent, and in molding compositions, adhesives, laminating cements, and flash bulb lacquers; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild irritant; [MSDSonline] Like dibutyl phthalate, it may cause CNS depression, mild liver toxicity, and possibly teratogenic effects after ingestion of large amounts; [HSDB] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000228 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 1,595 ppm/6h

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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