Agent Name

Tripropylene glycol

CAS Number

24800-44-0

Formula

C9-H20-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-(2-(2-Hydroxypropoxy)propoxy)-1-propanol; ((Methylethylene)bis(oxy))dipropanol; Propanol, ((1-methyl-1,2-ethanediyl)bis(oxy))bis-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Propylene Glycols

Description

Colorless odorless liquid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate for resins, plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, ethers, and esters; Also used in mold lubricants, humectants, and as a solvent (dyestuffs, pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, gums, resins, oils, inks, paints, hydraulic and brake fluids, cutting oils, and dry-cleaning soaps; [HSDB] Used as an intermediate for resins in closed systems; [Reference #1]

Comments

In high-dose animal experiments, causes salivation and increased liver and kidney weights at 1000 mg/kg/day; No reproductive toxicity at that dose; No genotoxic effects; [Reference #1] No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Propylene glycol."

Reference Link

OECD SIDS: Tripropylene glycol - 1994

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00048 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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