Agent Name

Ethylene glycol dibutyl ether

CAS Number

112-48-1

Formula

C10-H22-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,2-Dibutoxyethane; Butane, 1,1'-(1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy))bis-; Dibutyl Oxitol; Dibutyl cellosolve; Dibutylether ethylenglykolu [Czech]; Ethane, 1,2-dibutoxy-; Glycol dibutyl ether; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Almost colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a high-boiling inert solvent, e.g., in extraction applications; [Hawley]

Comments

In animal experiments, effects include changes in erythrocyte count; [RTECS] A mild skin and eye irritant; Defats the skin; [ICSC] Oxidized by air producing unstable peroxides that can spontaneously explode; A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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