Agent Name

Diisopropylbenzene, all isomers

CAS Number

25321-09-9

Formula

C12-H18

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Bis(1-methylethyl)benzene; Diisopropylbenzenes; Benzene, bis(1-methylethyl)-; Benzene, diisopropyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3082

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC] Clear amber liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Occurs in isomeric forms ortho, meta, and para; Blended into gasoline, diesel, and other hydrocarbon fuels; [HSDB] Used to make diisopropylbenzeneperoxide; [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP]

Comments

Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [ICSC] An eye, mucous membrane, and upper respiratory tract irritant; May cause CNS depression; Defats the skin; [CAMEO] May cause mild to moderate irritation, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 5,300 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, liquid, n.o.s." VP = 0.25-0.39 mm Hg at 25 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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