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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL ETHERICSC: 0538
2-Phenoxyethanol
Phenyl cellosolve
August 2003
CAS #: 122-99-6
EC Number: 204-589-7

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

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Euphoria. Headache. Drowsiness. Slurred speech.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin. Numbness. Further see Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

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. 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
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL ETHER ICSC: 0538
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
OILY COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C8H10O2 / C6H5OC2H4OH
Molecular mass: 138.2
Boiling point: 245°C
Melting point: 14°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 2.7
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.0013
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 127°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 500°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. This may result in impaired functions. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system. This may result in impaired functions. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: 5.7 mg/m3, 1 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 22-36; S: (2)-26 

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