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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHERICSC: 1149
1,2-Dibutoxyethane
1,1'-(1,2-Ethanediylbis(oxy))bis-butane
Dibutyl cellosolve
EGDBE
Dibutyl oxitol
April 2004
CAS #: 112-48-1
EC Number: 203-976-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 85°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 85°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIBUTYL ETHER ICSC: 1149
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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. 

Formula: C10H22O2 / C4H9OC2H4OC4H9
Molecular mass: 174.3
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. 


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
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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