International Chemical Safety Cards

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (200-600) ICSC: 1517
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
PEG
Oxyethylene polymer
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethynediyl), alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy
HO(C2H4O)nH
Molecular mass: 200-600
ICSC #    1517
CAS #     25322-68-3
RTECS # See Notes
April 20, 2004 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
In case of fire in the surroundings: carbon dioxide , foam , powder , water spray .
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN

Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Diarrhoea. Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water.
Dry. Well closed.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1517 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

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (200-600) ICSC: 1517
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS, VISCOUS SLIGHTLYHYGROSCOPIC LIQUID .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) 1000 mg/m;
Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2003).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 250C
Melting point: See Notes: softening point
Relative density (water = 1): 1.13
Solubility in water:
at 20 C
very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
Flash point: 171-235C
Auto-ignition temperature: about 360C
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

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This card covers the individual substances Polyethylene glycol 200 (RTECS TQ3600000), 300 (TQ3630000), 400 (TQ3675000), 600 (TQ3800000) and the mixture of the polyethylene glycols and is fully applicable for all polyethylenes in the molecular mass range from 200 to 600 g/mol. Softening points for Polyethylene glycols: 200 (-65 to -50C), 300 (-15 to -10C), 400 (-6 to 8C), 600 (17 to 22C). Carbowax is a trade name.
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1517 POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (200-600)
(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.