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2-Ethoxyethanol

Synonyms & Trade Names
Cellosolve®, EGEE, Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
CAS No.
110-80-5
RTECS No.
KK8050000
DOT ID & Guide
1171 127
Formula
C2H5OCH2CH2OH
Conversion
1 ppm = 3.69 mg/m3
IDLH
500 ppm
See: 110805
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 0.5 ppm (1.8 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL
: TWA 200 ppm (740 mg/m3) [skin]
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 1403;
OSHA 53 , 79
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a sweet, pleasant, ether-like odor.
MW:
90.1
BP:
275°F
FRZ:
-130°F
Sol:
Miscible
VP:
4 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
0.93
Fl.P:
110°F
UEL(200°F): 15.6% LEL(200°F): 1.7%
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
In animals: irritation eyes, respiratory system; blood changes; liver, kidney, lung damage; reproductive, teratogenic effects
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system, blood, kidneys, liver, reproductive system, hematopoietic system
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: Water flush promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

Up to 5 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 12.5 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*

Up to 25 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 500 ppm:
(APF = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode*

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: 0060   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0096
 
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