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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1568
Date of Peer Review: October 2004

1,2-Dimethoxyethane
1,2-Ethanediol, dimethyl ether
Monoglyme
2,5-Dioxahexane
EGDME
CAS # 110-71-4 C4H10O2 / CH3OCH2CH2OCH3
RTECS # KI1451000 Molecular mass: 90.1
UN # 2252
EC Index # 603-031-00-3
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE.
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED!
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles.
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: F, T
R: 60-61-11-19-20
S: 53-45
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S2252
NFPA Code: H2; F2; 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 DIMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1568
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion, by inhalation and through the skin.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 82-83C
Melting point: -58C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.86
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 6.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.13
Flash point: -2C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 202C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.21
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. Dimethyl cellosolve is a trade name.
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