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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0040
Date of peer-review: April 1994

2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol
CAS # 111-77-3 C5H12O3 / CH3O(CH2)O(CH2)2OH
RTECS # KL6125000 Molecular mass: 120.2
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 spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 93C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 93C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Roughness.
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. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G37
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 MONOMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0040
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants.

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

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the thymus and testes. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 193C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 30
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.001
Flash point: 93C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 215C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-18.1
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.14/-0.93 (calculated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Methyl carbitol, Poly-Solv DM, Methyl Digol and Dowanol DM are trade names.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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 monomethyl ether (CHEMINFO)