Agent Name

1,5-Pentanediol

CAS Number

111-29-5

Formula

C5-H12-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,5-Dihydroxypentane; 1,5-Pentamethylene glycol; 1,5-Pentylene glycol; Pentamethylene glycol; Pentane-1,5-diol; Pentylene glycol; alpha,omega-Pentanediol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Viscous liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless viscous liquid; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as plasticizer and brake fluid additive; Also used to make polyesters for emulsifying agents and resin intermediates; [Merck Index]

Comments

Oral LD50s (rat) range from 2,000 to 10,000 mg/kg; Not irritating to skin or eyes of rabbits; [IUCLID] Causes somnolence, excitement, and muscle weakness in oral lethal-dose studies of guinea pigs, mice, and rabbits; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.0039 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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