Agent Name

Diethylene glycol diethyl ether

CAS Number

112-36-7

Formula

C8-H18-O3

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Ethoxy-2-(beta-ethoxyethoxy)ethane; 2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy)-1-ethoxyethane; 3,6,9-Trioxaundecane; Bis(2-ethoxyethyl) ether; DEGDEE; Diethyl carbitol; Diethyldiethylene glycol; Diethylether diethylenglykolu [Czech]; Ethane, 1,1'-oxybis(2-ethoxy-; Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-, diethyl ether; Ether, bis(2-ethoxyethyl); Ethyl diglyme; Glycol, diethylene-, diethyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (Glymes)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for nitrocellulose, adhesives, sealants, plastic resins and compounds, rubber chemicals, lacquers, and organic synthesis; as high-boiling medium; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; Defats the skin; [ICSC] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause kidney and liver damage and CNS depression; [CAMEO] May form explosive peroxides; An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Monoglyme."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.52 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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