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ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHERICSC: 1491
EGiPE
2-Isopropoxyethanol
2-(1-Methoxyethoxy)-ethanol
Isopropyl glycol
4-Methyl-3-oxa-1-pentanol
Isopropyl oxitol
October 2004
CAS #: 109-59-1
UN #: 1993
EC Number: 203-685-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 44°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 44°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Cool. Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL ISOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 1491
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

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

Formula: C5H12O2 / (CH3)2CHOCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 104.1
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 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

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

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

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


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 25 ppm as TWA; (skin).
MAK: 22 mg/m3, 5 ppm; peak limitation category: II(8); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/21-36; S: (2)-24/25 

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