International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0619
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Ethylene diglycol
2,2'-Dihydroxyethyl ether
3-Oxypentane-1,5-diol
2,2'-Oxydiethanol
2,2'-Oxybisethanol
C4H10O3 / (CH2CH2OH)2O
Molecular mass: 106.1
ICSC #    0619
CAS #     111-46-6
RTECS # ID5950000
EC #         603-140-00-6
November 23, 2007 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
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Confusion. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer immediately for medical attention. See Notes. 007
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water.
Dry. Well closed. Separated from strong oxidants.

Xn symbol
R: 22
S: 2-46
Signal: Danger
Excl mark-Health haz
Harmful if swallowed
Causes damage to kidneys if swallowed
May cause drowsiness or dizziness
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0619 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:
ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some forms of plastic.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 10 ppm; 44 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: II(4) Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2007).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body 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 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the kidneys , resulting in kidney impairment The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and liver by ingestion . Exposure by ingestion may result in death.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245°C
Melting point: -6.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.12
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 2.7
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Flash point: 124°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 229°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-10.8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.47
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0619 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL
(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.