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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0039
Date of peer-review: March 1995

2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy) ethanol
Ethyl digol
CAS # 111-90-0 C6H14O3 / CH3CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OH
RTECS # KK8750000 Molecular mass: 134.2
UN #
EC #
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 96C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 96C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Rest.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
Ventilation along the floor.
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 MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0039
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS LIQUID.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin, and 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.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 196-202C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.99
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 19
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 96C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 204C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.15 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
The recommendations on this Card also apply to diethylene glycol monomethyl ether - see ICSC # 0040. Poly-solv DE, Dowanal DE, Dioxitol, Carbitol, Carbitol cellosolve and Transcutol are trade names.
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LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 2001

See Also:
        Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether (CHEMINFO)