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ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHER
ICSC: 1491
Peer-Review Status: 26.10.2004 Validated
2-Isopropoxyethanol
2-(1-Methoxyethoxy)-ethanol
Isopropyl glycol
4-Methyl-3-oxa-1-pentanol
Isopropyl oxitol
EGiPE 
CAS #: 109-59-1 RTECS #: KL5075000
UN #: 1993
EC #: 603-013-00-5
EINECS #: 203-685-6
    Formula: C5H12O2 / (CH3)2CHOCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 104.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 44°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 44°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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 Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

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 and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/21-36; S: (2)-24/25 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.
NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0. 
Cool. Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
 

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

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 25ppm as TWA; (skin); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 5 ppm, 22 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(8); Pregnancy risk group: C; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004). 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the blood. This may result in anaemia. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point at 99kPa: 139.5-144.5°C
Melting point: -60°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.903 (20°C)
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 100
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.44
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 44°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 240°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-13
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05
Evaporation rate (n-butyl acetate = 1): 0.3 
 

NOTES
Isopropyl cellosolve is a trade name. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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