Agent Name

Propylene glycol mono-t-butyl ether

Alternative Name

PtBGE

CAS Number

57018-52-7

Formula

C7-H16-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-tert-Butoxy-2-propanol; Propylene glycol t-butyl ether; tert-Butoxypropanol; 2-Propanol, 1-(1,1-dimethylethoxy)-; Propanol, (1,1-dimethylethoxy)-; Propanol, tert-butoxy- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] 1-tert-Butoxy-2-propanol; [MSDSonline] PtBGE; [Glycol Ethers Online] UN1987

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Colorless liquid with an ethereal odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in commercial cleaners, inks, adhesives, nail polish, lacquers, latex paints, industrial solvents, and other coatings; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and severe eye irritant; [HSDB] Signs of intoxication include CNS depression; [CAMEO] May form unstable peroxides on exposure to air; An irritant; May cause serious injury to eyes; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.7 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point = 112 deg F; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Alcohols, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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