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2-PROPYLENEGLYCOL1-ETHYL ETHER ACETATE
ICSC: 1574
Peer-Review Status: 26.10.2004 Validated
1-Ethoxy-2-propanol acetate
2-Ethoxy-1-methylethyl acetate
1-Ethoxy-2-acetoxypropanol
1-Ethoxy-2-propyl acetate
2PG1EEA 
CAS #: 54839-24-6 UN #: 3272
EC #: 603-177-00-8
EINECS #: 259-370-9
    Formula: C7H14O3 / C2H5OCH2CH(CH3)OCOCH3
Molecular mass: 146.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 53°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 53°C use a closed system and ventilation.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Then wash away with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
R: 10-67; S: (2)-24 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.  Fireproof. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
On combustion, forms acetic acid fumes. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):.
MAK: 50 ppm, 300 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(1); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2008). 

Routes of exposure
 

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 short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 160°C
Melting point: -89°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.98
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 9.5
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.227
Flash point: 53°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 325°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.0-9.8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.76
Viscosity: 1.28-1.41 mm²/s at 20°C
Evaporation rate (n-butyl acetate = 1): 0.24 
 

NOTES
MAK value applies for the sum of the concentrations of propylene glycol monoethyl ether and 2-propylene glycol-1-ethyl ether acetate in air.
See also ICSC 1573.
Card has been partially updated in February 2009: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Physical Properties. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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