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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (200-600) ICSC: 1517
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

PEG
Oxyethylene polymer
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethynediyl), alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy
CAS # 25322-68-3 HO(C2H4O)nH
RTECS # See Notes Molecular mass: 200-600
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings: carbon dioxide, foam, powder, water spray.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin

Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
Dry. Well closed.
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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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (200-600) ICSC: 1517
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, VISCOUS SLIGHTLY HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) 1000 mg/m; Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2003).
INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 250C
Melting point: See Notes: softening point
Relative density (water = 1): 1.13
Solubility in water: at 20 C very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
Flash point: 171-235C
Auto-ignition temperature: about 360C
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
This card covers the individual substances Polyethylene glycol 200 (RTECS TQ3600000), 300 (TQ3630000), 400 (TQ3675000), 600 (TQ3800000) and the mixture of the polyethylene glycols and is fully applicable for all polyethylenes in the molecular mass range from 200 to 600 g/mol. Softening points for Polyethylene glycols: 200 (-65 to -50C), 300 (-15 to -10C), 400 (-6 to 8C), 600 (17 to 22C). Carbowax is a trade name.
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