International Chemical Safety Cards

PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1573
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
1-Ethoxy-2-propanol
2-Propanol-1-ethoxy
2PG1EE
C5H12O2 / CH3CH2OCH2CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 104.2
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1573
CAS #     1569-02-4
RTECS # UB5250000
UN #        1993
EC #         603-177-00-8
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 40C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 40C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Use face shield.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

R: 10-67
S: 2-24
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1573 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

PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1573
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH MILD ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK: 50 ppm, 220 mg/m,
(See Notes);
skin absorption (H);
Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2008).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


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 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 133C
Melting point: -100C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.896
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 36.6
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 40C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 255C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.3
Viscosity, mm2/s at 20 C: 2.32
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
MAK value applies for the sum of the concentrations of propylene glycol monoethyl ether and 2-propylene glycol-1-ethyl ether acetate in air . See also ICSC1574 .
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits,
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1573 PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL 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.