Agent Name

Methoxyacetic acid

CAS Number

625-45-6

Formula

C3-H6-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Methoxyacetic acid; Methoxyethanoic acid; Acetic acid, 2-methoxy-; Acetic acid, methoxy-; [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause burns; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
MAK

1 ppm

Explanatory Notes

Flash Point > 235 deg F; VP = 1.0 mm Hg at 126.5 deg F; [CAMEO] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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