Agent Name

Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate

Alternative Name

DEGBEA

CAS Number

124-17-4

Formula

C10-H20-O4

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

DGBEA; Butyl diglycol acetate; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol acetate; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate; 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethylester kyseliny octove [Czech]; Acetic acid 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)ethyl ester; Butoxyethoxyethyl acetate; Butyl carbitol acetate; Butyl diethylene glycol acetate; Butylkarbitolacetat [Czech]; Diethylene glycol butyl ether acetate; Diethylene glycol, monobutyl ether, acetate; Diethyleneglycol monobutyl ether acetate; Diglycol monobutyl ether acetate; Ektasolve DB acetate; Glycol ether DB acetate; Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-, 1-acetate; Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)-, acetate; [ChemIDplus] DEGBEA; [ICSC]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for oils, resins, lacquers, gums, antibiotic extractions, cellulose acetate, polyvinyl acetate, printing inks, high-bake enamels, cellulose nitrate, and polymeric coatings; Also used as a plasticizer in lacquers and coatings, a coalescing aid for emulsions and latex paints, an extracting agent for separating alcohols and ketones, a solvent in silk-screen inks, and a component in polystyrene coatings for decals; Formerly used as an insect repellant; [HSDB]

Comments

A mild skin and eye irritant; Defats the skin; [ICSC] May cause mild irritation; Can be absorbed through skin; [CAMEO] In high-dose animal studies, causes CNS depression, kidney and liver effects, and hemolytic anemia; No reproductive toxicity; Negative for mutagenicity; [Reference #1] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Diethylene glycol ethers - 2005

Exposure Assessment
MAK

85 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 72,500 mg/m3/4h

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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