Agent Name

Glyceryl monoacetate

Alternative Name

Acetin

CAS Number

26446-35-5

Formula

C5-H10-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Monacetin; Monoacetin; 1,2,3-Propanetriol, monoacetate; Acetin; Acetin, mono-; Acetoglyceride; Acetyl monoglyceride; Glycerin monoacetate; Glycerine monoacetate; Glycerol acetate; Glycerol monoacetate; Glyceryl acetate; Mono-acetin; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid; Very hygroscopic; Commercial product is pale yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Slightly viscous liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for basic dyes, a food additive, in tanning leather, and to make smokeless powder and dynamite; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes terminal convulsions or CNS depression and death from respiratory failure after injection of high doses into animals; [HSDB] A mutagen; [RTECS] May cause skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritation; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00392 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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