International Chemical Safety Cards

1-tert-BUTOXY-2-PROPANOL ICSC: 1615
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Propylene glycol tert-butyl ether
1-Methyl-2-tert-butoxyethanol
1-(1,1-Dimethylethoxy)-2-propanol
PGTBE
C7H16O2 / (CH3)3COCH2CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 132.2
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1615
CAS #     57018-52-7
RTECS # UB3772000
UN #        1993
EC #         603-129-00-6
April 04, 2006 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with strong oxidants.
powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide,
EXPLOSION Above 44C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 44C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.

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. Pain.
Safety goggles,
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Cough. Nausea. Sore throat.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Use face shield. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Fireproof. Cool. Separated from strong oxidants,

Xi symbol
R: 10-41
S: 2-26-39
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
Signal: Warning
Flame-Excl mark
Flammable liquid and vapour
Causes serious eye irritation
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1615 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

1-tert-BUTOXY-2-PROPANOL ICSC: 1615
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts 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 vapour

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 severely irritating to the eyes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 151C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.87
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 19C: >=10
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.64
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
Flash point: 44.4C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 373C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: upper 6.8, lower 1.8
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1615 1-tert-BUTOXY-2-PROPANOL
(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.