Agent Name

1,2-Bis(2-chloroethoxy)ethane

CAS Number

112-26-5

Formula

C6-H12-Cl2-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Bis(chloroethoxy)ethane; 1,8-Dichloro-3,6-dioxaoctane; 2-(2-Chlorethoxy)ethyl 2'-chlorethyl ether; 2-(2-Chloroethoxy)ethyl 2'-chloroethyl ether; Bis(2-chloroethoxy)ethane; Ethane, 1,2-bis(2-chloroethoxy)-; Triethylene glycol dichloride; Triglycol dichloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Ethers

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for hydrocarbons and oils, as an extractant, and to make resins and insecticides; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to skin and eyes; [HSDB] Effects in animal experiments include general anesthesia, tetany, and liver changes; [RTECS] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include general anesthesia; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.06 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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