International Chemical Safety Cards

TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 0965
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Triglycol monobutyl ether
Butoxytriglycol
2-(2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethoxy)ethanol
C4H9(OCH2CH2)3OH / C10H22O4
Molecular mass: 206.3
ICSC #    0965
CAS #     143-22-6
RTECS # KJ9450000
EC #         603-183-00-0
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


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •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.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.


Xi symbol
R: 41
S: 2-26-39-46
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0965 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

TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 0965
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); (DFG 2004).


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

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.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 278°C
Melting point: -35°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.98 (25°C)
Solubility in water:
miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 1
Flash point:
143°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-3.8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.02
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Dowanol - TBAT is a trade name. Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
NFPA Code: H 2; F 1; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0965 TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL 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.