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n-Butyl glycidyl ether

Synonyms & Trade Names
BGE; 1,2-Epoxy-3-butoxypropane
CAS No.
2426-08-6
RTECS No.
TX4200000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C7H14O2
Conversion
1 ppm = 5.33 mg/m3
IDLH
250 ppm
See: 2426086
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: C 5.6 ppm (30 mg/m3) [15-minute]
OSHA PEL
: TWA 50 ppm (270 mg/m3)
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 1616;
OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with an irritating odor.
MW:
130.2
BP:
327°F
FRZ:
?
Sol:
2%
VP(77°F): 3 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
0.91
Fl.P:
130°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, strong caustics
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose; skin sensitization; narcosis; possible hematopoietic effects; central nervous system depression
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, blood
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

Up to 56 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 140 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*

Up to 250 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0115
 
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