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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHER

ICSC: 1149

1,2-Dibutoxyethane
1,1'-(1,2-Ethanediylbis(oxy))bis-butane
Dibutyl cellosolve
EGDBE
Dibutyl oxitol
C10H22O2 / C4H9OC2H4OC4H9
Molecular mass: 174.3
ICSC #    1149
CAS #     112-48-1
RTECS # KH9450000
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 Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 85°C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •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
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.

ICSC: 1149 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.

ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHER

ICSC: 1149

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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.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


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: 203°C
Melting point: -69°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water:
poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 12
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
Flash point: 85°C o.c.

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1149 ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL 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.
 
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