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n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHER
ICSC: 0115
Peer-Review Status: 17.10.2005 Validated
BGE
1-Butoxy-2,3-epoxypropane
2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether
(Butoxymethyl)oxirane 
CAS #: 2426-08-6 RTECS #: TX4200000
UN #: 1993
EC #: 603-039-00-7
EINECS #: 219-376-4
    Formula: C7H14O2
Molecular mass: 130.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 54°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 54°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 10-20/22-37-40-43-68-52/53; S: (2)-24/25-36/37-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.  Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and amines. Cool. Keep in the dark. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with acids, amines, bases and strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 3ppm as TWA; (skin); (SEN); (ACGIH 2005).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 3B; Germ cell mutagen group: 2; Skin absorption (H); Sensitization of skin (SH); (DFG 2005). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. May cause heritable genetic damage to human germ cells. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 164°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 2
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.43
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.78
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 54°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.63  
 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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