National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of 2-Ethyl-1,3-hexanediol - M930037

 

CASRN: 94-96-2

Formula: C8-H18-O2

Synonyms/Common Names

  • EHD
  • Ethohexadiol
  • 2-Ethyl-1,3-hexylene glycol
  • 1,3-Hexanediol,2-ethyl (8CI, 9CI)
  • 6-12 insect repellent
  • Octylene glycol

Known Uses

Insect repellent, coatings & printing inks, cosmetics & toiletries, as chemical intermediate in organic synthesis, analytical reagent/chelating agent, pharmaceutical, solvent for latex paints. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (A37029)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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