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Assessment of 75-07-0 Acetaldehyde (GS-221) by ToxServices, 2014-06-25

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Assessment by ToxServices LLC Assessment Date: 06-25-14
Expiration Date: 06-25-17
Assessor: ToxServices LLC
Assessor Type*: GreenScreen Profiler
Assessment Type*: Certified
Template version: V1.2
Tracking number: GSI-95

Acetaldehyde compound

CAS#: 75-07-0
Chemical Name: Acetaldehyde

Chemical Synonyms: Acetic aldehyde, Ethyl aldehyde, Acetic ethanol, Ethanal

Primary Applications: Hydraulic Fracturing, Processing Aids and Additives, Solvents

Identified from air monitoring of unconventional natural gas extraction; Acetaldehyde is a chemical that functions mainly as a chemical intermediate:
1. Intermediate in the synthesis of pentaerythritol (25% in the U.S.)
2. Intermediate in the synthesis of pyridine and substituted pyridines (25% in the US)
3. Intermediate in the production of perfumes, polyester resins, basic dyes and metaldehyde
4. Fruit and fish preservative
5. Denaturant in alcohol
6. In fuel compositions
7. Solvent in rubber, tanning and paper industries