Agent Name

1,1,1-Tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane

CAS Number

77-85-0

Formula

C5-H12-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,1,1-Trimethanolethane; 1,1,1-Trimethylolethane; 1,1,1-Tris(methylol)ethane; 1,3-Propanediol, 2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl-; Ethane, 1,1,1-tris(hydroxymethyl)-; Methriol; Methyltrimethanolmethane; Methyltrimethylolmethane; Metriol; Pentaglycerine; Pentaglycerol; Trimet; Trimethylolethane; Tris(hydroxymethyl)ethane; Ethylidynetrimethanol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless or white solid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used to make varnishes, drying oils, and polyesters for polyurethane foams, alkyd surface coatings, lubricants, and hydraulic fluids; Also used as a heat stabilizer for polyvinyl chloride resins; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline]

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