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Ethylene glycol

Synonyms & Trade Names
1,2-Dihydroxyethane; 1,2-Ethanediol; Glycol; Glycol alcohol; Monoethylene glycol
CAS No.
107-21-1
RTECS No.
KW2975000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
HOCH2CH2OH
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 5523;
OSHA PV2024
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Clear, colorless, syrupy, odorless liquid. [antifreeze] [Note: A solid below 9°F.]
MW:
62.1
BP:
388°F
FRZ:
9°F
Sol:
Miscible
VP:
0.06 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.11
Fl.P:
232°F
UEL:
15.3%
LEL:
3.2%
Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, chromium trioxide, potassium permanganate, sodium peroxide [Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air).]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, lassitude (weakness, exhaustion); dizziness, stupor, convulsions, central nervous system depression; skin sensitization
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous 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: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0270
 
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