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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0619
Date of peer-review: March 1999

Ethylene diglycol
2,2'-Dihydroxyethyl ether
3-Oxypentane-1,5-diol
CAS # 111-46-6 C4H10O3 / (CH2CH2OH)2O
RTECS # ID5950000 Molecular mass: 106.1
UN #
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Dizziness.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention. If no medical personnel are available and the patient is conscious, ingestion of alcoholic beverage may prevent kidney failure.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter A filter respirator for organic vapour.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
Separated from strong oxidants. Dry.
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 2001

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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0619
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS, VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys. Exposure may result in unconsciousness.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245C
Melting point: -6.5 - -10.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.12
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.66
Flash point: 124C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 229C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-12.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.98
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IPCS, CEC 2001