International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0039
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy) ethanol
3, 6-Dioxa-1-octanol
DEGEE
C6H14O3 / CH3CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 134.2
ICSC #    0039
CAS #     111-90-0
RTECS # KK8750000
April 19, 2004 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 96C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 96C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0039 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0039
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 50 mg/m (Inhalable fraction)
Peak limitation category: I(2) Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2006).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


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 SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 196-202C
Melting point: -76C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.99
Solubility in water: very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 19
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 96C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 204C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.15 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Poly-solv DE, Dowanal DE, Dioxitol, Carbitol, Carbitol cellosolve and Transcutol are trade names. In addition see ICSC 0040 Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in July 2007: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0039 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.