Agent Name

Ethylene glycol monovinyl ether

CAS Number

764-48-7

Formula

C4-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-(Ethenyloxy)ethanol; 2-(Vinyloxy)ethanol; 2-Hydroxyethyl vinyl ether; Ethylene glycol vinyl ether; Ethylenglycol monovinyl ester [Russian]; Mveeg [Russian]; Vinyloxyethanol; [ChemIDplus] UN3271

Category

Ethylene Glycols

Description

Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make plastics, lacquers, and protective coatings; [HSDB]

Comments

Effects in high-dose animal studies include general anesthesia and liver injury; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 29,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Ethers, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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