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ISOPROPYL GLYCIDYL ETHERICSC: 0171
1,2-Epoxy-3-isopropoxypropane
IGE
(Isopropoxymethyl)oxirane
November 1998
CAS #: 4016-14-2
UN #: 1993
EC Number: 223-672-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 33°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 33°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Symptoms may be delayed. See Notes.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles 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. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. 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 and acids. Cool. Dry. Keep in the dark. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
ISOPROPYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0171
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides upon exposure to air or light. Reacts violently with strong oxidants, amines and acids. 

Formula: C6H12O2
Molecular mass: 116.2
Boiling point: 137°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 19
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 1.25
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.15
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.04
Flash point: 33°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: see Notes
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.5  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Inhalation of the vapour may cause lung oedema. See Notes. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure above the OEL could cause lowering of consciousness. 

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
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 50 ppm as TWA; 75 ppm as STEL.
MAK: carcinogen category: 3B 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C.
The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation is therefore essential.
Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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