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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Diethylene glycol, dibenzoate

RTECS #

ID6650000

CAS #

120-55-8

Updated

January 2010

Molecular Weight

314.36

Molecular Formula

C18H18O5

Synonyms

Benzo Flex 2-45
Benzoic acid, diester with diethylene glycol
Dibenzoyldiethyleneglycol ester

Skin and Eye Irritation and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
eye /rabbit 500 mg/24H mild85JCAE -,716,1986
skin /rabbit 500 mg/24H mild85JCAE -,716,1986

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2830 mg/kgAIHAAP 23,95,1962
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 4190 mg/kgBehavioral: Convulsions or effect on seizure threshold

Lung, Thorax, or Respiration: Dyspnea

Liver: Other changes
HPV202 -,-,2001
skin/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): 20 mL/kgAIHAAP 23,95,1962
skin/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): >2000 mg/kgHPV202 -,-,2001

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/rat lowest published toxic dose: 159250 mg/kg/13W- intermittentBehavioral: Tremor

Blood: Changes in spleen

Nutritional and Gross Metabolic: Weight loss or decreased weight gain
HPV202 -,-,2001

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code M1164; Number of Industries 35; Total Number of Facilities 2733; Number of Occupations 31; Total Number of Employees Exposed 53835; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 21614
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code M1164; Number of Industries 14; Total Number of Facilities 427; Number of Occupations 19; Total Number of Employees Exposed 5875

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JANUARY 2001
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