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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHER
ICSC: 1572
Peer-Review Status: 26.10.2004 Validated
3,6-Dioxa-1-dodecanol
Hexyl carbitol
2-(2-Hexyloxyethoxy)ethanol
DEGHE 
CAS #: 112-59-4 RTECS #: KL2625000
EC #: 603-175-00-7
EINECS #: 203-988-3
    Formula: C10H22O3 / C6H13(OCH2CH2)2OH
Molecular mass: 190.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  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 Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Personal protection: face shield.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 21-41; S: (2)-26-36/37-46 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  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 (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes. The substance is irritating to the skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 259.1°C
Melting point: -33.3°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.935
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 1.7
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: <0.001
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.6
Flash point: 140.6°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.70  
 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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