Nomination Summary for Glycols (N84305)

Nominated Substances: 2-Butoxyethanol (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether), 2-Butoxyethanol acetate, Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (EGMEE), Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate, Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (EGMME), 2-Methoxyethyl acetate

Nomination Date: 08/27/1984

Nominator: International Union, UAW

Rationale: Widely used product; potential for increased usage; concern about chronic toxicity. Concern has been raised regarding the chronic toxicity of these materials, including reproductive, hematopoietic and renal effects. The butyl homologue is treated as if it is less potent than the methyl and ethyl compounds and as a result, is experiencing wider use.

NTP Principles: Pre 1993 - 3, 8

Status: In Review/Pending


Agents and Status

The following information relates to the specific agent and may include history from earlier or later nominations for this same agent.


CASRN: 111-76-2

Agent Name: 2-Butoxyethanol (ethylene glycol monobutyl ether)


CASRN: 112-07-2

Agent Name: 2-Butoxyethanol acetate


CASRN: 110-80-5

Agent Name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether (EGMEE)


CASRN: 111-15-9

Agent Name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate


CASRN: 109-86-4

Agent Name: Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether (EGMME)


CASRN: 110-49-6

Agent Name: 2-Methoxyethyl acetate