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2-ETHOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0364
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
2-Ethoxyethanol acetate
Acetic acid, 2-ethoxyethyl ester
Cellosolve acetate
Ethyl glycol acetate
CAS # 111-15-9 C6H12O3 / CH3COOCH2CH2OCH2CH3
RTECS # KK8225000 Molecular mass: 132.2
UN # 1172
EC # 607-037-00-7
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 51.1C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 51.1C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Nausea. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 60-61-20/21/22
S: 53-45
Note: [E]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1172
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids. Keep in the dark.
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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2-ETHOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0364
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm, 27 mg/m, as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 ppm, 27 mg/m; H; Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: B; (DFG 2003).
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 vapour is mildly irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in lesions of blood cells and kidney impairment at high levels. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the blood, resulting in lesions of blood cells, anaemia and kidney impairment. May cause toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 156C
Melting point: -62C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.97 (at 20C)
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 23
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.27
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01)
Flash point: 51.1C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 379C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.24
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
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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
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