Agent Name

2-Methoxy-1-propanol

Alternative Name

1PG2ME

CAS Number

1589-47-5

Formula

C4-H10-O2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Methoxypropanol; 1-Propanol, 2-methoxy-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Methoxypropan-1-ol; beta-Methoxypropanol; beta-PGME; [CHEMINFO]

Category

Glycol Ethers (P Series)

Description

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

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Danger of cutaneous absorption; [MAK] See "GLYCOL ETHERS."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

5 ppm

Vapor Pressure

4.1 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 15,000 ppm/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 33 deg C; [CHEMINFO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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