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PHENYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0188
Date of Peer Review: October 2005

1,2-Epoxy-3-phenoxypropane
2,3-Epoxypropyl phenyl ether
Phenoxy methyloxirane
PGE
CAS # 122-60-1 C9H10O2
RTECS # TZ3675000 Molecular mass: 150.1
UN #
EC Index # 603-067-00-X
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! 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: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
EU Classification
Symbol: T
R: 45-20-37/38-43-68-52/53
S: 53-45-61
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 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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PHENYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0188
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. The substance polymerize under the influence of acid(s), base(s) and amines. Reacts violently with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.1 ppm as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); SEN; (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (Sh); Carcinogen category: 2; (DFG 2005).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and through the skin.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

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. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245C
Melting point: 3.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.11
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.24
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 1.33
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.37
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 114C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.12
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment.
NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. 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 2005