Bis(2-chloroethyl) Ether

CAS ID#: 111-44-4

Affected Organ Systems: Hepatic (Liver)

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Chemical Classification: Nitrosamines/ethers/alcohols

Summary: Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether is a colorless, nonflammable liquid with a strong unpleasant odor. It dissolves easily in water, and some of it will slowly evaporate to the air. It does not occur naturally. Bis(2-chloroethyl) ether is made in factories, and most of it is used to make pesticides. Some of it is used as a solvent, cleaner, component of paint and varnish, rust inhibitor, or as a chemical intermediate to make other chemicals.

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