Agent Name

2-Ethylhexyl dihydrogen phosphate

CAS Number

1070-03-7

Formula

C8-H19-O4-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(2-Ethylhexyl)orthophosphate; 1-Hexanol, 2-ethyl-, phosphate (6CI); 2-Ethylhexyl acid phosphate; 2-Ethylhexyl phosphate; Ethylhexyl acid phosphate; Mono(2-ethylhexyl) phosphate; Mono(2-ethylhexyl)phosphate; Phosphoric acid, mono(2-ethylhexyl) ester; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organophosphates, Other

Sources/Uses

Used as surface-active agent (hydrotrope, penetrant, and wetting agent); [HSDB] Used as a disinfectant, fungicide, and microbicide in carpet backings, vinyl and polymer products, carpet/floor cleaners, paint, and textiles; [Reference #1]

Comments

Causes somnolence and acute pulmonary edema in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Low in acute toxicity; Mild eye irritant; LOAEL for females is 375 mg/kg/day in subchronic testing based on weight loss; Developmental toxicity LOAEL is 250 mg/kg/day based on increased skeletal and visceral abnormalities; Incomplete database for mutagenicity; Not neurotoxic; [Reference #1]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.0E-7 mm Hg

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