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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHERICSC: 0059
August 2003
CAS #: 111-76-22-Butoxyethanol
Monobutyl glycol ether
Butyl oxitol
EGBE
Butyl cellosolve
UN #: 2810
EINECS #: 203-905-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 60°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 60°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Weakness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Further see Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Cool. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
Airtight.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 0059
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance can form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: C6H14O2 / CH3(CH2)2CH2OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 118.2
Boiling point: 171°C
Melting point: -75°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.90
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.03
Flash point: 60°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 238°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1 (at 93°C) - 12.7 (at 135°C)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.830  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, blood, kidneys and liver. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 20 ppm as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); BEI issued.
MAK: 49 mg/m3, 10 ppm; peak limitation category: I(2); skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 4; pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/21/22-36/38; S: (2)-36/37-46 

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