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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 1149
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

1,2-Dibutoxyethane
1,1'-(1,2-Ethanediylbis(oxy))bis-butane
Dibutyl cellosolve
EGDBE
Dibutyl oxitol
CAS # 112-48-1 C10H22O2 / C4H9OC2H4OC4H9
RTECS # KH9450000 Molecular mass: 174.3
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 Above 85C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 85C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. 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 and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F2; 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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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 1149
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

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: 203C
Melting point: -69C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 12
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1
Flash point: 85C o.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 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