Agent Name

Diethylbenzene, mixed isomers

Alternative Name

Dowtherm J

CAS Number

25340-17-4

Formula

C10-H14

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Diethylbenzol; Benzene, diethyl-; [ChemIDplus] Dowtherm J; [ACGIH] UN2049

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid with characteristic odor; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate and a solvent; [Hawley] Used as a heat-transfer liquid and to make magnesium printing plates and other organic compounds; [AIHA]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS effects; May cause kidney and liver injury; [ICSC] A skin irritant; Targets liver and kidneys in high-dose animal experiments; [MSDSonline] Rats exposed to 1400 ppm and 2100 ppm for 7 hours survived, but showed signs of CNS depression; [AIHA]

Exposure Assessment
WEEL

5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

0.57 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 3,000 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 55 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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