Agent Name

1,3-Diisopropylbenzene

CAS Number

99-62-7

Formula

C12-H18

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1,3-Bis(1-methylethyl)benzene; Benzene, 1,3-bis(1-methylethyl)-; Benzene, m-diisopropyl-; m-Diisopropylbenzene; m-Diisopropylbenzol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aromatic Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent; chemical intermediate; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [MSDSonline] Not highly toxic in animal feeding studies; Rats showed organ damage, including hepatic, after exposure for 5 weeks to 30-150 ppm 90 minutes daily; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.39 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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