|DIETHYL ETHER||ICSC: 0355|
|CAS #: 60-29-7||Ethyl ether
| UN #: 1155
| EINECS #: 200-467-2
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Extremely flammable. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling. Use non-sparking handtools.||Use alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.|
|SYMPTOMS||ACUTE HAZARDS||FIRST AID|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Drowsiness. Vomiting. Headache. Laboured breathing. Unconsciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||Dry skin.||Protective gloves.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles.||First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Dizziness. Drowsiness. Vomiting.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.||Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Remove all ignition sources. Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. See Chemical Dangers. Cool. Keep in the dark. Store only if stabilized.|
|DIETHYL ETHER||ICSC: 0355|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C4H10O / (C2H5)2O
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|Occupational exposure limits|
TLV: 400 ppm as TWA; 500 ppm as STEL.
MAK: 1200 mg/m3, 400 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: D.
EU-OEL: 308 mg/m3, 100 ppm as TWA; 616 mg/m3, 200 ppm as STEL
|Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Symbol: F+, Xn; R: 12-19-22-66-67; S: (2)-9-16-29-33; Note: 6
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations DIETHYL ETHER (JECFA Evaluation)