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2-Butoxyethanol - Identification, toxicity, use, water pollution potential, ecological toxicity and regulatory information

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Identifying information, including synonyms, ID numbers, use type, chemical classification, a link to a list of all products containing this chemical and a list of the top crops this pesticide is used on in California.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning, first aid, and links to treatment information for this chemical.
Link to information on toxicity to humans, including carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, and acute toxicity.
Links to world-wide registration status as well as regulatory information for the U.S. and California.
Water quality standards and physical properties affecting water contamination potential.
Toxicity to aquatic organisms.
List of chemicals in the same family, including breakdown products, salts, esters, isomers, and other derivatives.
 

Chemical Identification and Use for 2-Butoxyethanol

Basic Identification Information About This Chemical
Chemical Name: 2-Butoxyethanol
CAS Number: 111-76-2
U.S. EPA PC Code: 011501
811501
CA DPR Chem Code: 1880 (Ethylene glycol, mono-butyl ether. Two chem codes for the same compound.)
89 (2-butoxyethanol. Two chem codes for the same compound.)
Molecular Weight: 118.18
Molecular Structure:
Use Type: Adjuvant , Fungicide , Microbiocide , Solvent
Chem Class: Alcohol/Ether
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Additional Resources About This Chemical Class and Use Type

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Historical Use of this Chemical
Top five crops and sites for this pesticide in California
Apples   Cherries   Walnuts   Oranges   Table and Raisin Grapes  
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Other Names for this Chemical
About Chemical Synonyms
00089 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 00089 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 011501 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 01880 (CA DPR Chem Code Text) , 01880 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 111-76-2 (CAS number) , 111762 , 111762 (CAS number without hyphens) , 11501 (US EPA PC Code) , 1880 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 1880 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 2-butoxy Ethanol , 2-Butoxyethanol , 2-Butoxyethanol & 2-Butoxyethanol acetate , 2Butoxyethanol , 811501 (US EPA PC Code Text) , 811501 (US EPA PC Code) , 89 (CA DPR Chem Code) , 89 (CA DPR Chem Code) , Butyl cellosolve , butyl glycol , butylglycol , EGBE Toxicological Review , Ethylene glycol mono-butyl ether , Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether , Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EGBE)
 
Products Containing This Chemical
Current and historic U.S. registered products
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Signs and Symptoms of 2-Butoxyethanol Poisoning

NOTE! There may be other diseases and chemicals that have similar symptoms.

If you have a poisoning emergency in the United States call 1-800-222-1222.
If the victim has collapsed or is unconscious, call 911.

Symptoms of 2-Butoxyethanol Exposure from the International Chemical Safety Cards (ICSC)

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Route of Exposure

Symptoms

First Aid

Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Weakness. Fresh air rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin (Further see Inhalation). Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible) then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation). Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
Notes for ICSC Information
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
 

Toxicity Information for 2-Butoxyethanol

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Summary Toxicity Information

PAN Bad Actor
Chemical
1
Acute
Toxicity
2
Carcinogen Cholinesterase
Inhibitor
Ground
Water Contaminant
Developmental or
Reproductive Toxin
Endocrine
Disruptor
Not Listed Moderate Unclassifiable No
 
Indicates high toxicity in the given toxicological category. Indicates no available weight-of-the-evidence summary assessment. For additional information on toxicity from scientific journals or registration documents, see the "Additional Resources for Toxicity " section of the chemical detail page.
1. PAN Bad Actors are chemicals that are one or more of the following: highly acutely toxic, cholinesterase inhibitor, known/probable carcinogen, known groundwater pollutant or known reproductive or developmental toxicant. NOTE! Because there are no authoritative lists of Endocrine Disrupting (ED) chemicals, EDs are not yet considered PAN Bad Actor chemicals.
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.

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Detailed Toxicity Information

Acute Toxicity 2
2-Butoxyethanol
WHO Acute Hazard
TRI Acute Hazard
Material Safety Data Sheets
Acute rating from U.S. EPA product label
U.S. NTP Acute Toxicity Studies
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Cholinesterase Inhibitor
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Available
No Consensus Value
Not Acutely Toxic to Moderately Toxic

No
2. The acute toxicity reported on this page is of the pure chemical ingredient only and may not reflect the acute toxicity of individual pesticide products. To view acute toxicity of individual products, click on 'View Products' link in the 'Chemical Identification' section above.
 
Cancer Information
2-Butoxyethanol
IARC Carcinogens
U.S. NTP Carcinogens
California Prop 65 Known Carcinogens
U.S. EPA Carcinogens
TRI Carcinogen
3, Unclassifiable
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Endocrine Disruption
2-Butoxyethanol
Illinois EPA list
Keith list
Colborn list
Benbrook list
Danish Inert list
EU list
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Reproductive and Developmental Toxicity
2-Butoxyethanol
CA Prop 65 Developmental Toxin
U.S. TRI Developmental Toxin
CA Prop 65 Female Reproductive Toxin
CA Prop 65 Male Reproductive Toxin
U.S. TRI Reproductive Toxin
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 
Chemicals of Special Concern
2-Butoxyethanol
PAN Bad Actors
PAN Dirty Dozen list
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Water Pollution Potential and Criteria for 2-Butoxyethanol

Water Pollution Potential

PAN Ground Water Contaminant Rating Insufficient Data
 

Sorry, no water quality standards or criteria have been established for this chemical by the U.S. or Canadian governments; however, there may be criteria established for related chemicals.

 

Regulatory Information for 2-Butoxyethanol

International Regulatory Status

Registration in Selected Countries Registration in Selected Countries:
2-Butoxyethanol

 
UNEP Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP)
UNEP Prior Informed Consent Chemical (PIC)
WHO Obsolete Pesticide
Not Listed
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

U.S. and California Regulatory Status

U.S. EPA Registered
U.S. EPA Hazardous Air Pollutant
U.S. EPA Minimum Risk Pesticide (25b list)

CA Registered
CA Groundwater Contaminant
CA Toxic Air Contaminant
No
Delisted, 11/
No

Yes
Not Listed
Not Listed
 

Maximum Tolerance and Residue Levels

Codex Alimentarius
   (UN FAO Maximum Residue Limits)
U.S. Maximum Tolerance Levels
European Union Maximum Residue Levels
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Ecotoxicity for 2-Butoxyethanol

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Aquatic Ecotoxicity

All Toxic Effects for Organism Group
Organism Group Effects Noted
Crustaceans Mortality, No Effect Coded
Fish Mortality
Phytoplankton Physiology, Population
Zooplankton Behavior, Intoxication, Mortality, Population
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Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group
Organism Group Average Acute Toxicity Acute Toxicity Range
Crustaceans Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Fish Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
Zooplankton Not Acutely Toxic Not Acutely Toxic
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Terrestrial Ecotoxicity

Summary of Acute Toxicity for Organism Group

Sorry, no honeybee acute toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

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Honeybee Chronic Toxicity

Sorry, no honeybee chronic toxicity data available for this chemical. Try related chemicals.

Related Chemicals for 2-Butoxyethanol

CAS Number Relation Reason Chemical Name Chem Detail Registration Symptoms California Use Chem Use Type U.S. EPA Reg PAN Bad Actor
111-76-2 Parent P 2-Butoxyethanol View View View View Fungicide, Microbiocide, Solvent, Adjuvant No Not Listed
124-16-3 Related 2 1-butoxy ethoxy-2-propanol View View View View Breakdown product No Not Listed
5131-66-8 Related 2 1-butoxy-2-propanol View View View View Solvent, Breakdown product No Not Listed
112-34-5 Related 2 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol View View View View Solvent No Not Listed
78-51-3 Related 2 2-butoxy ethanol phosphate View View View View Fungicide, Microbiocide No Not Listed
110-80-5 Related 2 2-ethoxyethanol View View View View Fungicide, Microbiocide No Yes
30136-13-1 Related 2 n-Propoxy propanol View View View View Solvent No Not Listed
 
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