International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1357
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether
Diglyme
1,1'-Oxybis(2-methoxyethane)
Dimethyl carbitol
DEGDME
C6H14O3 / (CH3OCH2CH2)2O
Molecular mass: 134.2
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1357
CAS #     111-96-6
RTECS # KN3339000
UN #        1993
EC #         603-139-00-0
October 26, 2004 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 51°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 51°C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Burning sensation.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

T symbol
R: 60-61-10-19
S: 53-45
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1357 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 DIMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1357
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 5 ppm, 28 mg/m³; skin absorption (H);
Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: B;
(DFG 2004).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 162°C
Melting point: -68°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.95
Solubility in water:
miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.33
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point:
51°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 190°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-17.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.36
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III

NFPA Code: H1; F2; R1;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1357 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIMETHYL 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.