Agent Name

Triethylene glycol

CAS Number

112-27-6

Formula

C6-H14-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Bis(2-hydroxyethoxy)ethane; 2,2'-(1,2-Ethanediylbis(oxy))bisethanol; 2,2'-Ethylenedioxybis(ethanol); 2,2'-Ethylenedioxydiethanol; 2,2'-Ethylenedioxyethanol; 3,6-Dioxaoctane-1,8-diol; Bis(2-hydroxyethoxyethane); Di-beta-hydroxyethoxyethane; Ethanol, 2,2'-(1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy))bis-; Ethanol, 2,2'-(ethylenedioxy)di-; Ethylene glycol dihydroxydiethyl ether; Ethylene glycol-bis-(2-hydroxyethyl ether); Glycol bis(hydroxyethyl) ether; TEG; Triethyleneglycol; Triethylenglykol [Czech]; Trigen; Triglycol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ethylene Glycols

Description

Colorless, hygroscopic liquid that is nearly odorless; [Merck Index] Colorless clear viscous liquid with no odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fragrance (cosmetics), solvent (resins, pesticides, textile dyeing), humectant (printing inks and tobacco), plasticizer, and disinfectant; [HSDB]

Comments

No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC] A mild skin and eye irritant based on animal studies; [MSDSonline] See "Ethylene glycols."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Ethylene Glycols - 2004

Exposure Assessment
MAK

1000 mg/m3, inhalable fraction

Vapor Pressure

0.00132 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 165 deg C; [ICSC]

Reference Link

EPA Pesticide Chemical Search

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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