Agent Name

Glutaric acid

CAS Number

110-94-1

Formula

C5-H8-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Propanedicarboxylic acid; 1,5-Pentanedioic acid; GLUTARIC ACID; Pentandioic acid; Pentanedioic acid; n-Pyrotartaric acid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless or white solid; [CAMEO] Fine faintly red crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Present in green sugar beets and water extracts of crude wool; [Merck Index] Used to make polymers, for biochemical research, and to treat animal diabetes; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] May cause skin and eye irritation; [CAMEO] Causes diarrhea and weight loss in high-dose animal feeding studies; [RTECS] An eye irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.88E-6 mm Hg

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