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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL (200-600)
ICSC: 1517
Peer-Review Status: 20.04.2004 Validated
PEG
Oxyethylene polymer
Poly(oxy-1,2-ethynediyl), alpha-hydro-omega-hydroxy 
CAS #: 25322-68-3     Formula: HO(C2H4O)nH
Molecular mass: 200-600

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin     Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Diarrhoea. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0.  Dry. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS VISCOUS SLIGHTLY HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK (inhalable fraction): 1000 mg/m³; Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2003). 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 250°C
Melting point: softening point
See Notes.
Relative density (water = 1): 1.13
Solubility in water at 20°C: very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <10
Flash point: 171-235°C
Auto-ignition temperature: ~360°C  
 

NOTES
This card covers the individual substances Polyethylene glycol 200 (RTECS TQ3600000), 300 (TQ3630000), 400 (TQ3675000), 600 (TQ3800000) and the mixture of the polyethylene glycols and is fully applicable for all polyethylenes in the molecular
Softening points for Polyethylene glycols: 200 (-65 to -50°C), 300 (-15 to -10°C), 400 (-6 to 8°C), 600 (17 to 22°C).
Carbowax is a trade name. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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