Agent Name

1-Ethoxy-2-propanol

Alternative Name

PGEE

CAS Number

1569-02-4

Formula

C5-H12-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Propylene glycol ethyl ether; 2-Propanol, 1-ethoxy-; [ChemIDplus] Propylene glycol monoethyl ether; 1-Ethoxy-2-hydroxypropane; 2-Ethoxy-1-methylethanol; 1-Ethoxypropan-2-ol; Monopropylene glycol ethyl ether; Propylene glycol 1-ethyl ether; alpha-Propylene glycol monoethyl ether; [CHEMINFO] UN1993

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

Clear, hygroscopic liquid with a sweet, mild, ether-like odor; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used in the manufacture of lacquers, paints, leather finishes, wood stains, furniture polishes, inks, and cleaning products; Also used as an antifreeze, an extractant in the pharmaceutical industry, a solvent to regulate flow, and in agricultural, nail care, and adhesive products; [CHEMINFO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; High concentrations (>1600 ppm) may cause severe eye irritation and tearing; [CHEMINFO] A mild eye irritant; [ICSC] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

50 ppm, Sum of the concentrations of CAS 1569-02-4 and 54839-24-6 in air

Vapor Pressure

9.8 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 10,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 35 deg C; [CHEMINFO]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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