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PROPYLENE GLYCOLICSC: 0321
April 2014
CAS #: 57-55-61,2-Propanediol
Methyl ethylene glycol
1,2-Dihydroxypropane
EINECS #: 200-338-0

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Dry throat. Cough.  Avoid inhalation of mist and vapour. Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Dryness of eyes. Pain. Itching.  Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion See Effects of short-term exposure  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Absorb liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

No hazard classification according to GHS criteria 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and alkalis. Dry. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
PROPYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0321
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS ODOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC VISCOUS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong oxidants and alkalis. This generates fire hazard. 

Formula: C3H8O2 / CH3CHOHCH2OH
Molecular mass: 76.1
Boiling point: 188.2°C
Melting point: -59°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 10.6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.6
Flash point: 101°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 420°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.6-12.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.92
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. Ingestion of large amounts could cause metabolic acidosis. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given whether a harmful concentration in the air will be reached. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       PROPYLENE GLYCOL (JECFA Evaluation)
       Propylene glycol (PIM 443)
       Propylene glycol (SIDS)