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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0607
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

Propylglycol
2-Propoxyethanol
Propyl cellosolve
CAS # 2807-30-9 C5H12O2
RTECS # KM2800000 Molecular mass: 104.2
UN # 1993
EC # 603-095-00-2
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 51C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 51C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
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
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 10-21-36
S: (2-)-24/25-36/37
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.
Fireproof. 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 MONOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0607
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
MAK: 20 ppm, 86 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 vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, mildly to the skin, and is irritating to the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in lesions of blood cells.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 149-152C
Melting point: -90C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 130
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 51C o.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-16
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.08
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
EGnPE is also used as a name. The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated.
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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 1999