Agent Name

Diethylene glycol, dibenzoate

CAS Number

120-55-8

Formula

C18-H18-O5

Major Category

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Synonyms

Polyethylene glycol 100 dibenzoate; Polyoxyethylene (2) dibenzoate; Benzo Flex 2-45; Benzoic acid, diester with diethylene glycol; Benzoyloxyethoxyethyl benzoate; Dibenzoyldiethyleneglycol ester; Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-, dibenzoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethylene Glycols

Description

Liquid; [Hawley] Solid; mp = 28 deg C; [ICSC] Liquid; mp = -28 deg C; [HSDB] 89.9% Diethylene glycol, dibenzoate freezing point = 24 deg C; [eChemPortal: HPVIS] Colorless to straw-colored viscous liquid; mp ~ 16 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as plasticizer for resins (cellulose acetate butyrate, polyvinyl acetate, cellulose nitrate, ethyl cellulose, and polymethyl methacrylate) and a stabilizer for perfumes; [HSDB]

Comments

In oral lethal dose studies of rats, causes convulsions and other changes to the liver; [RTECS] A mild skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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