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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0789
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol acetate
Butyl carbitol acetate
Diglycol monobutyl ether acetate
DEGBEA
CAS # 124-17-4 C10H20O4
RTECS # KJ9275000 Molecular mass: 204.3
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


EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
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.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
Separated from strong oxidants. 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 1999

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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0789
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.
MAK not established.
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 SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245-247C
Melting point: -32C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.98
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 6.5
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 5.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 105C c.c
Auto-ignition temperature: 290C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-10.7
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.9
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Ektasolve DB acetate is a trade name. In addition see ICSC 0788 Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
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 1999