Agent Name

Dimethoxane

CAS Number

828-00-2

Formula

C8-H14-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Dioxan-4-ol, 2,6-dimethyl-, acetate; 2,4-Dimethyl-6-acetoxy-1,3-dioxane; 2,4-Dimethyl-6-m-dioxanyl acetate; 2,6-Dimethyl-1,3-dioxan-4-ol acetate; 2,6-Dimethyl-m-dioxan-4-ol acetate; 2,6-Dimethyl-m-dioxan-4-yl acetate; 2,6-Dimethyl-meta-dioxan-4-ol acetate; 2,6-Dimethyl-meta-dioxan-4-yl acetate; 6-Acetoxy-2,4-dimethyl-1,3-dioxane; 6-Acetoxy-2,4-dimethyl-m-dioxane; 6-Acetoxy-2,4-dimethyl-meta-dioxane; Acetic acid, 2,6-dimethyl-m-dioxan-4-yl ester; Acetomethoxane; Dioxin (bactericide) (Obs.); G1V Gard DXN; GIV Gard DXN; GIV Gard DXN-CO; m-Dioxan-4-ol, 2,6-dimethyl-, acetate; [ChemIDplus] UN3272

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Yellow liquid; [Hawley] Mustard-like odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a preservative (cutting oil, resin emulsions, water-based paints, cosmetics, and inks) and a gasoline additive; [Merck Index] Used in dyestuffs, fabric softeners, adhesives, and antistatic lubricants; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; May cause allergic sensitization; [CAMEO] An irritant; Causes bladder and liver injury in high-dose animal studies; Oral LD50 (rat) = 1930 mg/kg; [MSDSonline]

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.14 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 61 deg C; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Esters, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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