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ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHERICSC: 1569
1,2-Diethoxyethane
1,2-Ethanol, diethyl ether
Ethyl glyme
3,6-Dioxaoctane
EGDEE
October 2004
CAS #: 629-14-1
UN #: 1153
EC Number: 211-076-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 35°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 35°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.  Protective clothing. Protective gloves.  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
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1569
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: C6H14O2 / CH3CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 118.2
Boiling point: 121.4°C
Melting point: -74°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.85
Solubility in water: moderate
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.07
Flash point: 35°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 208°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.66  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion, by inhalation 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
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
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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