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n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHER

ICSC: 0115

BGE
1-Butoxy-2,3-epoxypropane
2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether
(Butoxymethyl)oxirane
C7H14O2
Molecular mass: 130.2
ICSC #    0115
CAS #     2426-08-6
RTECS # TX4200000
UN #        1993
EC #         603-039-00-7
October 17, 2005 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 54°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 54°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN 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

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and amines . Cool. Keep in the dark.

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R: 10-20/22-37-40-43-68-52/53
S: 2-24/25-36/37-61
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
ICSC: 0115 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.

n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHER

ICSC: 0115

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with acids , amines , bases and strong oxidants .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 3 ppm as TWA; (skin); SEN; (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (Sh);
Carcinogen category: 3B; Germ cell mutagen group: 2;
(DFG 2005).
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (270 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: C 5.6 ppm (30 mg/m3) 15-minute
NIOSH IDLH: 250 ppm See: 2426086


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

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. May cause heritable genetic damage to human germ cells.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 164°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 2
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.43
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.78
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 54°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.63

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0115 n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL 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.
 
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