Agent Name

1,2-Propylene diacetate

Alternative Name

Propylene glycol diacetate

CAS Number

623-84-7

Formula

C7-H12-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Diacetoxypropane; 1,2-Propanediol, diacetate; 1,2-Propylene glycol diacetate; Methylethylene acetate; Methylethylene diacetate; Propylene acetate; Propylene diacetate; Propylene glycol diacetate; Propyleneglycol diacetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Propylene Glycols

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; [HSDB] Used as a solvent for coatings, silkscreen printing inks, and resins; Also used as an emulsifier food additive, a plasticizer for cellulosics, and a coalescing agent for paints; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "irritants"; [HSDB] Mild irritant when tested on human skin; Causes general anesthesia in lethal-dose feeding studies of guinea pigs; [RTECS] Forms explosive mixtures with air; May cause chemical pneumonitis if aspirated; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Propylene glycol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.57 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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