Agent Name

Otto fuel

CAS Number

106602-80-6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

OFII; OTTO Fuel II; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Organic Compounds

Description

Distinct-smelling, reddish-orange, oily liquid

Sources/Uses

Otto fuel II is used by the US Navy as a torpedo propellant. [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

Comments

It is composed of 75% propylene glycol dinitrate (PGDN). It also contains 2% 2-Nitrodiphenylamine (119-75-5) and 23% Dibutyl sebacate (109-43-3). The most common symptom of acute overexposure to this mixture is headache. Workers develop tolerance to this symptom after repeated exposure. [ATSDR ToxProfiles] PGDN is classified by ACGIH as a primary methemoglobin inducer. PGDN has a skin designation. [ACGIH]

Exposure Assessment
Reference Link

ATSDR - ToxFAQs - Otto Fuel II and its components

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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