Agent Name

1,2,6-Hexanetriol

CAS Number

106-69-4

Formula

C6-H14-O3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2,6-Trihydroxyhexane; Hexanetriol-1,2,6; [ChemIDplus] Hexane-1,2,6-triol; [RTECS]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Clear, light yellow, viscous liquid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and an intermediate for alkyd and polyester resins; [Hawley]

Comments

A mild skin irritant; Causes changes in structure or function of endocrine pancreas and other changes to the liver in lethal-dose studies of rats (intravenous and intraperitoneal routes); Causes altered sleep time, somnolence, and respiratory stimulation in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of rats and mice; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

7.91E-5 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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