Agent Name

Triethyl phosphate

CAS Number

78-40-0

Formula

C6-H15-O4-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyl phosphate ((EtO)3PO); Ethyl phosphate (VAN); Phosphoric acid, triethyl ester; TEP; Triethoxyphosphine oxide; Triethylfosfat [Czech]; Triethylphosphate; Tris(ethyl) phosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organophosphates, Other

Description

Colorless liquid with a mild pleasant odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for acetic anhydride; as a desensitizing agent for peroxides; as a solvent; as a plasticizer for resins, plastics, and gums; as a lacquer remover; as a fire-retarding, anti-foaming, and ethylating agent; as a raw material for insecticides; and to make insecticides; [HSDB]

Comments

A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] "The substance is harmful with a narcotic effect and, at high doses, shows certain neurotoxic properties (inhibition of cholinesterase) without indicating delayed neurotoxicity." [eChemPortal: SIDSUNEP] An irritant; Targets nerves; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

7.45 mg/m3

Vapor Pressure

0.39 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) > 8,817 mg/m3/4h

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Organophosphate

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