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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHERICSC: 1571
2-(Hexyloxy)ethanol
n-Hexyglycol
Glycol monohexyl ether
EGHE
October 2004
CAS #: 112-25-4
EC Number: 203-951-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.  Above 81.7°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 81.7°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.  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 Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHER ICSC: 1571
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

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

Formula: C8H18O2 / C6H13OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 146.2
Boiling point: 208.3°C
Melting point: -45°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.108
Flash point: 81.7°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 220°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-8.1
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.57  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, 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
The substance may have effects on the blood. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: C; R: 21/22-34; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45 

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