International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHER ICSC: 1571
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-(Hexyloxy)ethanol
n-Hexyglycol
Glycol monohexyl ether
EGHE
C8H18O2 / C6H13OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 146.2
ICSC #    1571
CAS #     112-25-4
RTECS # KL2450000
EC #         603-178-00-3
October 26, 2004 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 81.7°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 81.7°C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
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 Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
Separated from strong oxidants.

C symbol
R: 21/22-34
S: 1/2-26-36/37/39-45
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1571 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 MONOHEXYL ETHER ICSC: 1571
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

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

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


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

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 severely irritating to the eyes the skin and the respiratory tract .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the blood .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 208.3°C
Melting point: -45°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water:
poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.108
Flash point: 81.7°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 220°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-8.1
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.57
ENVIRONMENTAL
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N O T E S
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. Hexyl cellosolve is a trade name.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1571 ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL 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.