Agent Name

Ethyl propionate

CAS Number

105-37-3

Formula

C5-H10-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Ethyl propanoate; Ethyl propionate (natural); Ethylester kyseliny propionove [Czech]; Propanoic acid, ethyl ester; Propionate d'ethyle [French]; Propionic acid, ethyl ester; Propionic ester; Propionic ether; [ChemIDplus] UN1195

Category

Esters (<C12)

Description

Colorless liquid with a fruity odor; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as solvent (cellulose ethers/esters, lacquers, and resins), flavoring and fragrance agent, and cutting agent (pyroxylin); [HSDB]

Comments

Flammable liquid; [Hawley] Irritating to skin and eyes; [HSDB] Highly flammable; An eye, nose, and throat irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [CAMEO] Inhalation can cause CNS depression; [CHEMINFO] Safe when used as a flavoring agent; [JECFA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "ORGANIC SOLVENTS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

35.9 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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