Agent Name

Ethylene glycol monopropyl ether

Alternative Name

EGPE

CAS Number

2807-30-9

Formula

C5-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Propoxyethanol; Ektasolve EP; Ethylene glycol mono propyl ether; Ethylene glycol mono-n-propyl ether; Monopropyl ether of ethylene glycol; Propoxyethanol; Propyl cellosolve; n-Propoxyethanol; n-Propyl Oxitol glycol; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Glycol Ethers (E Series)

Description

Colorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent in the coating industry; [HSDB] Used to make soaps, dyes, and other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; "The substance may cause effects on the blood , resulting in lesions of blood cells." [ICSC] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] May form unstable peroxides on exposure to air; An irritant; May cause serious eye injury; Readily absorbed through skin; Causes injury to blood, lungs, liver, and kidneys in high-dose animal studies; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Monoethylene Glyco Ethers - 2004

Exposure Assessment
MAK

20 ppm

Vapor Pressure

3.12 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 2,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 57 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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