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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL ETHER ICSC: 0538
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

2-Phenoxyethanol
Phenyl cellosolve
CAS # 122-99-6 C8H10O2 / C6H5OC2H4OH
RTECS # KM0350000 Molecular mass: 138.2
UN #
EC # 603-098-00-9
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
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Euphoria. Headache. Drowsiness. Slurred speech.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin. Numbness of the hands and fingers. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
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. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
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. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 22-36
S: (2-)-26
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R0
Separated from strong oxidants.
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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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL ETHER ICSC: 0538
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
OILY COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
MAK: 20 ppm, 110 mg/m; H; Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2002).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol, 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 is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system, resulting in impaired functions.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system, resulting in impaired functions.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245C
Melting point: 14C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 2.7
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.0013
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 127C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 500C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Dowanol EPh Glycol Ether is a trade name. The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated.
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