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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Propionic acid, methyl ester

RTECS #

UF5970000

CAS #

554-12-1

Updated

February 2006

Molecular Weight

88.12

Molecular Formula

C4H8O2

Synonyms

Methyl propanoate
Methyl propylate
Methylester kyseliny propionove (Czech)
Propanoic acid, methyl ester
Propionate de methyle (French)

Skin and Eye Irritation and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
skin /rabbit 500 mg/24H moderateFCTOD7 20,765,1982

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/mouse lethal concentration (50 percent kill): 27 gm/m3GTPZAB 18(3),48,1974
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 3460 mg/kgGTPZAB 18(3),48,1974
oral/rat lethal dose (50 percent kill): 5 gm/kgFCTOD7 20,765,1982
skin/rabbit lethal dose (50 percent kill): >5 gm/kgFCTOD7 20,765,1982

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 10 mg/m3, Skin, JUN2003

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code X7135; Number of Industries 1; Total Number of Facilities 7; Number of Occupations 1; Total Number of Employees Exposed 1822; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 272

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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