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2-BUTOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0839
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Butyl glycol acetate
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate
2- Butoxyethanol acetate
Butyl cellosolve acetate
CAS # 112-07-2 C8H16O3 / C4H9OCH2CH2OOCCH3
RTECS # KJ8925000 Molecular mass: 160.2
UN #
EC # 607-038-00-2
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 71C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 71C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

Inhalation Cough. Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 20/21
S: (2-)-24
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H 1; F 2; R 0;
Separated from strong oxidants, and strong bases. Cool. Keep in the dark.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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2-BUTOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0839
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants and strong bases, causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 20 ppm as TWA; A3; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 20 ppm, 130 mg/m, H; Peak limitation category: II(4); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2003).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The vapour is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness. The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in lesions of blood cells and kidney impairment.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the blood, resulting in anaemia and kidney impairment.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 192C
Melting point: -64C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.94
Solubility in water: moderate (1.7 g/100 ml at 20C)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 31
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 71C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 340C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9 (93C) - 8.5 (135C)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.51
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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IPCS, CEC 1999