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PROPYLENE GLYCOL DIACETATE
ICSC: 0943
Peer-Review Status: 04.09.2008 Validated
1,2-Diacetoxypropane
1,2-Propylene diacetate
alpha Propylene glycol diacetate 
CAS #: 623-84-7 RTECS #: TY4900000
EINECS #: 210-817-6
    Formula: C7H12O4/ OC(CH3)OCH2CH(CH3)OC(CH3)O
Molecular mass: 160.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 86°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 86°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   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. Do NOT induce vomiting. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Combustible liquid
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
The gas mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

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

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

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 short-term exposure
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 190°C
Melting point: -31°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.06
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 10 (good)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 30
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 86°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 431°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.8 - 12.7
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.8
Viscosity: 2.86 mm²/s at 20°C 
 

NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated . 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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