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n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0115
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

BGE
1-Butoxy-2,3-epoxypropane
2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether
(Butoxymethyl)oxirane
CAS # 2426-08-6 C7H14O2
RTECS # TX4200000 Molecular mass: 130.2
UN # 1993
EC Index # 603-039-00-7
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 54C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 54C 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 Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 10-20/22-37-40-43-68-52/53
S: (2-)-24/25-36/37-61
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, strong bases, strong acids and amines. Cool. 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 2005

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n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0115
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 3 ppm as TWA; (skin); SEN; (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (Sh); Carcinogen category: 3B; Germ cell mutagen group: 2; (DFG 2005).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol 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 irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. May cause heritable genetic damage to human germ cells.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 164C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 2
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.43
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.78
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 54C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.63
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61C. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
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