International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0789
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-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol acetate
Butyl carbitol acetate
Diglycol monobutyl ether acetate
DEGBEA
C10H20O4
Molecular mass: 204.3
ICSC #    0789
CAS #     124-17-4
RTECS # KJ9275000
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


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
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 liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0789 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 MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0789
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: (Sum of concentrations in air of diethylene glycol monobutyl ether and its acetate) 10 ppm 85 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: I(1.5); Pregnancy risk group: C
(DFG 2009).


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 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and the skin .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 245-247°C
Melting point: -32°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.98
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 6.5
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 5.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 105°C c.c
Auto-ignition temperature: 290°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-10.7
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.9
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Ektasolve DB acetate is a trade name. In addition see ICSC 0788 Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0789 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE
(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.