International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL ETHER ICSC: 0538
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Phenoxyethanol
Phenyl cellosolve
C8H10O2 / C6H5OC2H4OH
Molecular mass: 138.2
ICSC #    0538
CAS #     122-99-6
RTECS # KM0350000
EC #         603-098-00-9
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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Euphoria. Headache. Drowsiness. Slurred speech.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin. Numbness of the hands and fingers. (Further see Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
Separated from strong oxidants.

Xn symbol
R: 22-36
S: 2-26
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0538 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

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
MAK: 20 ppm, 110 mg/m; H;
Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2002).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached 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 and peripheral nervous system , resulting in impaired functions .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system , resulting in impaired functions .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245C
Melting point: 14C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 2.7
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.0013
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point:
127C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 500C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Dowanol EPh Glycol Ether is a trade name. The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated.
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0538 ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL 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.