International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 1491
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Isopropoxyethanol
2-(1-Methoxyethoxy)-ethanol
Isopropyl glycol
4-Methyl-3-oxa-1-pentanol
Isopropyl oxitol
EGiPE
C5H12O2 / (CH3)2CHOCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 104.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1491
CAS #     109-59-1
RTECS # KL5075000
UN #        1993
EC #         603-013-00-5
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 44C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 44C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough.
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 goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Nausea.
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 and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Cool. Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

Xn symbol
R: 20/21-36
S: 2-24/25
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1491 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

ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 1491
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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: 25 ppm as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 5 ppm, 22 mg/m; skin absorption (H);
Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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

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

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood , resulting in anaemia .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 99kPa: 139.5-144.5C
Melting point: -60C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.903 at 20C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 100
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.44
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point:
44C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 240C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05
evaporation rate 0.3 (referenced as n-butyl acetate = 1)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Isopropyl cellosolve is a trade name.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III

NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1491 ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL 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.