Agent Name

Diglycidyl resorcinol ether

CAS Number

101-90-6

Formula

C12-H14-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,3-Bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)benzene; 1,3-Diglycidyloxybenzene; 2,2'-(1,3-Phenylenebis(oxymethylene))bisoxirane; Araldite ERE 1359; Benzene, m-bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)-; Diglycidyl ether of resorcinol; Diglycidylresorcinol ether; ERE 1359; Resorcinol bis(2,3-epoxypropyl) ether; Resorcinol diglycidyl ether; Resorcinyl diglycidyl ether; m-Bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)benzene; m-Bis(glycidyloxy)benzene; meta-Bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy benzene); meta-Bis(glycidyloxy)benzene; Oxirane, 2,2'-(1,3-phenylenebis(oxymethylene))bis-; DGRE; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycidyl Ethers

Description

Yellow paste or liquid; [ICSC] Light yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in epoxy resins and as a curing agent for polysulfide rubber; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC]; May cause burns on contact with skin; [HSDB] Danger of cutaneous absorption; Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] A severe irritant; May have corrosive effects at high concentrations; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

40.7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 113 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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