Agent Name

Diethylene glycol dinitrate

CAS Number

693-21-0

Formula

C4-H8-N2-O7

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Bis(hydroxyaethyl)-aether-dinitrat [German]; Di(hydroxyethyl) ether dinitrate; Diethylenglykoldinitrate [Czech]; Diglycol (dinitrate de) [French]; Diglycoldinitraat [Dutch]; Diglykoldinitrat [German]; Dinitrate de diethylene-glycol [French]; Dinitrodiglicol [Italian]; Dinitrodiglykol [Czech]; Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybisdinitrate; Ethanol, 2,2'-oxybis-, 1,1'-dinitrate; Oxydiethylene dinitrate; [ChemIDplus] DEGDN; [ICSC] UN0075

Category

Nitrates and Nitrites

Description

A liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a rocket propellant; [CAMEO]

Comments

May have effects on the cardiovascular system; Can cause methemoglobinemia; [ICSC] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] Not classifiable as to human carcinogenicity (Group D); [EPA] See "Propylene glycol dinitrate."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0059 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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