International Chemical Safety Cards

2-BUTOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0839
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Butyl glycol acetate
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate
2- Butoxyethanol acetate
Butyl cellosolve acetate
C8H16O3 / C4H9OCH2CH2OOCCH3
Molecular mass: 160.2
ICSC #    0839
CAS #     112-07-2
RTECS # KJ8925000
EC #         607-038-00-2
November 26, 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 71°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 71°C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Separated from strong oxidants, and strong bases. Cool. Keep in the dark.

Xn symbol
R: 20/21
S: 2-24
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0839 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

2-BUTOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0839
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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 strong oxidants and strong bases , causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 20 ppm as TWA; A3; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: (sum of concentrations in air of 2-butoxyethanol and 2-butoxyethyl acetate) 10 ppm, 66 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: I(2);
skin absorption (H);
Carcinogen category: 4; Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2009).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 5 ppm (33 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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

INHALATION RISK:


EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The vapour is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system . Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness. The substance may cause effects on the blood , resulting in lesions of blood cells and kidney impairment .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the blood , resulting in anaemia and kidney impairment .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 192°C
Melting point: -64°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.94
Solubility in water: moderate (1.7 g/100 ml at 20°C)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 31
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 71°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 340°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9 (93°C) - 8.5 (135°C)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.51
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
NFPA Code: H 1; F 2; R 0;
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Ingestion First Aid, Spillage Disposal.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0839 2-BUTOXYETHYL 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.