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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATEICSC: 0789
2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethanol acetate
Butyl carbitol acetate
Diglycol monobutyl ether acetate
DEGBEA
April 2004
CAS #: 124-17-4
EC Number: 204-685-9

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

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  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
Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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. Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0789
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C10H20O4
Molecular mass: 204.3
Boiling point: 245-247°C
Melting point: -32°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.98
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 6.5
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 5.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 105°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 290°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-10.7
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.9  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: 85 mg/m3, 10 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
See ICSC 0788.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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