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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0060
Date of Peer Review: May 2003

2-Ethoxyethanol
Monoethyl glycol ether
Oxitol
EGEE
Cellosolve
CAS # 110-80-5 C4H10O2 / CH3CH2OCH2CH2OH
RTECS # KK8050000 Molecular mass: 90.1
UN # 1171
EC # 603-012-00-X
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 44C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 44C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Cough. Drowsiness. Headache. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Weakness. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Blurred vision. Redness. Pain.
Face shield, 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 Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. 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. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 60-61-10-20/21/22
S: 53-45
Note: [E]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III
NFPA Code: H 2; F 2; R 0;
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs. Keep in the dark. Cool.
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 MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0060
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, OILY LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many plastic and rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 5 ppm (as TWA); (skin); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 5 ppm, 19 mg/m; H; Pregnancy risk group: B; Peak limitation category: II (8) (DFG 2002).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, blood, bone marrow, kidneys and liver. Exposure at high levels may result in unconsciousness. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the blood and bone marrow, resulting in anaemia and lesions of blood cells. May cause toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 135C
Melting point: -70C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.93
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 44C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 235C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: (at 93C) 1.7-15.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.540
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient. 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
See Also:
        2-Ethoxyethanol (CHEMINFO)