Agent Name

Dihydroxyacetone

CAS Number

96-26-4

Formula

C3-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Dihydroxy-2-propanone; 1,3-Dihydroxyacetone; 1,3-Dihydroxypropanone; Chromelin; 1,3-Dihydroxydimethyl ketone; 2-Propanone, 1,3-dihydroxy; Dihyxal; Otan; Oxantin; Oxatone; Soleal; Triulose; Viticolor; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless hygroscopic solid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as an emulsifier and in humectants, plasticizers, fungicides, and cosmetics (for synthetic suntan); [Hawley]

Comments

A mutagen; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

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