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ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 1491
Date of Peer Review: October 2004

2-Isopropoxyethanol
2-(1-Methoxyethoxy)-ethanol
Isopropyl glycol
4-Methyl-3-oxa-1-pentanol
Isopropyl oxitol
EGiPE
CAS # 109-59-1 C5H12O2 / (CH3)2CHOCH2CH2OH
RTECS # KL5075000 Molecular mass: 104.1
UN # 1993
EC Index # 603-013-00-5
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, water spray, foam, 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


Inhalation Cough.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 20/21-36
S: (2-)-24/25
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III
NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;
Cool. Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.
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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ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 1491
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 25 ppm as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 5 ppm, 22 mg/m; skin absorption (H); Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and through the skin.

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 substance is irritating to the eyes, and is mildly irritating to the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood, resulting in anaemia.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 99kPa: 139.5-144.5C
Melting point: -60C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.903 at 20C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 100
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.44
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 44C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 240C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Isopropyl cellosolve is a trade name.
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