Agent Name

Dimethyl isophthalate

CAS Number

1459-93-4

Formula

C10-H10-O4

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester; Dimethyl 1,3-benzenedicarboxylate; Dimethyl m-phthalate; Dimethylester kyseliny isoftalove [Czech]; Isophthalic acid dimethyl ester; Methyl 3-(carbomethoxy)benzoate; Methyl isophthalate; Morflex 1129; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phthalate Esters

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Chips; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a plasticizer, to make polyester resins, as a polyacrylate resin comonomer, and as a perfume fixative; [HSDB]

Comments

A severe eye irritant after applying to rabbit eye for 26 hours; Oral LD50 (rat) = 4390 mg/kg; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "PHTHALATE ESTERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00963 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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