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n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHERICSC: 0115
BGE
1-Butoxy-2,3-epoxypropane
2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether
(Butoxymethyl)oxirane
October 2005
CAS #: 2426-08-6
UN #: 1993
EC Number: 219-376-4

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 54°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 54°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and amines. Cool. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
 
n-BUTYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0115
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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. 

Formula: C7H14O2
Molecular mass: 130.2
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  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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

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

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


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 3 ppm as TWA; (skin); (SEN).
MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (SH); carcinogen category: 3B; germ cell mutagen group: 2 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 10-20/22-37-40-43-68-52/53; S: (2)-24/25-36/37-61 

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