Agent Name

Diethyl oxalate

CAS Number

95-92-1

Formula

C6-H10-O4

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Diethyl ethanedioate; Diethylester kyseliny stavelove [Czech]; Ethanedioic acid, diethyl ester; Ethyl oxalate; Ethyl oxalate (VAN); Oxalic acid, diethyl ester; Oxalic ether; [ChemIDplus] UN2525

Category

Esters, Other

Description

Colorless unstable liquid; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals, plastics, dyes, and dyestuff intermediates; Also used as a solvent for cellulose esters, ethers, resins, perfumes, and lacquers for electronics; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin and mucous membrane irritant; [Hawley] An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA; ESIS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.41 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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