Agent Name

Glycidaldehyde

CAS Number

765-34-4

Formula

C3-H4-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Glycinaldehyde; 2,3-Epoxy-1-propanal; 2,3-Epoxypropanal; 2,3-Epoxypropionaldehyde; Epihydrinaldehyde; Epihydrine aldehyde; Epoxypropanal; Formyloxiran; Glycidal; Oxirane-carboxaldehyde; Propionaldehyde, 2,3-epoxy-; Oxiranecarboxaldehyde; [ChemIDplus] UN2622

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Colorless liquid with a pungent odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a cross-linking agent for wool finishing; for the tanning and fat liquoring of leather; in surgical sutures; as a research chemical; to inactivate foot-and-mouth virus; and to make the immune serum to protect animals against that disease; [HSDB] Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A strong skin irritant; A moderate skin and respiratory tract irritant; May cause CNS stimulation followed by CNS depression after inhalation of high concentrations; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

45.3 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 580 ppm/8h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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