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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHER
ICSC: 1149
Peer-Review Status: 19.04.2004 Validated
1,2-Dibutoxyethane
1,1'-(1,2-Ethanediylbis(oxy))bis-butane
Dibutyl cellosolve
EGDBE
Dibutyl oxitol 
CAS #: 112-48-1 RTECS #: KH9450000
EINECS #: 203-976-8
    Formula: C10H22O2 / C4H9OC2H4OC4H9
Molecular mass: 174.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 85°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. 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
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

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

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
 

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
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes and skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 203°C
Melting point: -69°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 12
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1
Flash point: 85°C o.c. 
 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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