Agent Name

Ethylene glycol diethyl ether

Alternative Name

EGDEE

CAS Number

629-14-1

Formula

C6-H14-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,2-Diethoxyethane; 1,2-Ethanediol, diethyl ether; 2-Ethoxyethyl ethyl ether; 3,6- Dioxaoctane; Diethyl cellosolve; Diethylether ethylenglykolu [Czech]; EGDEE; Ethane, 1,2-diethoxy-; Glyme-1; Hisolve EME; [ChemIDplus] UN1153

Category

Glycol Ethers (Glymes)

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent for ester gum, shellac, non-grain raising stains, resins, oils, and detergents; Also used as a reaction medium for organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; A mild skin and respiratory tract irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; "Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development." [ICSC] An eye and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] In lethal-dose feeding studies, causes general anesthesia and kidney changes; [RTECS] An eye nose and throat irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; [MSDSonline] See "Monoglyme."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

9.4 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 8,000 ppm/4h

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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