International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHER ICSC: 1572
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
3,6-Dioxa-1-dodecanol
Hexyl carbitol
2-(2-Hexyloxyethoxy)ethanol
DEGHE
C10H22O3 / C6H13(OCH2CH2)2OH
Molecular mass: 190.3
ICSC #    1572
CAS #     112-59-4
RTECS # KL2625000
EC #         603-175-00-7
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


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
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.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Use face shield.
Separated from strong oxidants.

Xn symbol
R: 21-41
S: 2-26-36/37-46
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1572 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 MONOHEXYL ETHER ICSC: 1572
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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 not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 259.1°C
Melting point: -33.3°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.935
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 1.7
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: < 0.001
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.6
Flash point: 140.6°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.70
ENVIRONMENTAL
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N O T E S
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1572 DIETHYLENE 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.