International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 0059
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Butoxyethanol
Monobutyl glycol ether
Butyl oxitol
EGBE
Butyl cellosolve
C6H14O2 / CH3(CH2)2CH2OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 118.2
6 Harmful - Stow Away from Foodstuffs placard 6 Poison placard ICSC #    0059
CAS #     111-76-2
RTECS # KJ8575000
UN #        2810
EC #         603-014-00-0
August 05, 2003 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 60C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 60C closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Weakness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Remove all ignition sources.
Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs . Cool. Keep in the dark.
Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Xn symbol
R: 20/21/22-36/38
S: 2-36/37-46
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0059 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

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 0059
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV:
(as TWA)
20 ppm; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (sum of concentrations in air of 2-butoxyethanol and 2-butoxyethyl acetate) 10 ppm, 49 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: I(2);
skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 4; Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2009).
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (240 mg/m3) skin
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 ppm (24 mg/m3) skin
NIOSH IDLH: 700 ppm See: 111762


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin, and by ingestion.

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 , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , blood , kidneys and liver .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 171C
Melting point: -75C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.90
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.03
Flash point:
60C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 238C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1 at 93C-12.7 at 135C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.830
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. Card has been partly updated in October 2006: see sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion first aid.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-III

NFPA Code: H2; F2; R0
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0059 ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL 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.