Agent Name

1,3-Propanediol

Alternative Name

Trimethylene glycol

CAS Number

504-63-2

Formula

C3-H8-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,3-Dihydroxypropane; 1,3-Propylene glycol; 1,3-Propylenediol; 2-(Hydroxymethyl)ethanol; 2-Deoxyglycerol; PG; beta-Propylene glycol; omega-Propanediol; Trimethylene glycol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Alcohols and Polyols, Other

Description

Colorless to pale yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Colorless odorless liquid; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate in the production of polyesters; [Hawley]

Comments

A moderate human skin irritant; Causes somnolence in oral lethal-dose studies of cats and rats; [RTECS] May cause irritation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.04 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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