International Chemical Safety Cards

TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ICSC: 1749
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
3,6,9,12-Tetraoxotridecanol
3,6,9,12-Tetraoxatridecan-1-ol
Methoxytetraethylene glycol
C9H20O5/HO(CH2CH2O)4CH3
Molecular mass: 208.3
ICSC #    1749
CAS #     23783-42-8
November 24, 2009 Validated
De, GHS rechecked
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Water spray. Dry powder. Alcohol-resistant foam. Carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water.
Separated from strong oxidants.

Signal: Warning
Health haz
Causes eye irritation
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1749 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

TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ICSC: 1749
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

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


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting, and could result in aspiration pneumonitis.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 280-350C
Melting point: -39C
Density: 1.06
g/cm
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: <10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.2 (calculated)
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
Flashpoint: 161C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 325C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.6
Viscosity, mm2/s at 20 C: 11.5-12.5
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1749 TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL 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.