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Nomination Summary for Ethyl lactate and lactate esters (N20125)

Nominated Substances: n-Butyl lactate, 2-Ethylhexyl lactate, Ethyl lactate

Nomination Date: 03/14/2001

Nominator: NIEHS

Rationale: Ethyl lactate was identified as a specialty solvent with potential increased use in the microelectronic industry, particularly as a replacement for glycol ethers in photoresist mixtures. Ethyl lactate is also a high production volume chemical. No occupational exposure standards exist for ethyl lactate. Toxicology data is lacking.

NTP Principles: not specified

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