International Chemical Safety Cards

DIISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0906
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Isopropyl ether
2,2'-Oxybispropane
2-Isopropoxypropane
C6H14O / (CH3)2CHOCH(CH3)2
Molecular mass: 102.18
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0906
CAS #     108-20-3
RTECS # TZ5425000
UN #        1159
EC #         603-045-00-X
March 28, 1996 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Drowsiness. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. 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 (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Cool. Keep in the dark. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Store only if stabilized.

Note: C
F symbol
R: 11-19-66-67
S: 2-9-16-29-33
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0906 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

DIISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0906
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can readily form explosive peroxides if unstabilized and explode on shaking.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 250 ppm as TWA; 310 ppm as STEL; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 200 ppm, 850 mg/m;
Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2006).
OSHA PEL: TWA 500 ppm (2100 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 500 ppm (2100 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 1400 ppm 10%LEL See: 108203


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly 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. Exposure above the OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 69C
Melting point: -60C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water:
poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 15.9
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.5
Flash point: -28C
Auto-ignition temperature: 443C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-7.9
ENVIRONMENTAL
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N O T E S
Usually contains p-benzylaminophenol as stabilizer. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. Card has been partly updated in October 2004 & 2006. See sections: EU classification, Emergency Response, Occupational Exposure Limits.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1159

NFPA Code: H1; F3; R1;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0906 DIISOPROPYL 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.