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TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER
ICSC: 1749
Peer-Review Status: 24.11.2009 Validated
3,6,9,12-Tetraoxotridecanol
3,6,9,12-Tetraoxatridecan-1-ol
Methoxytetraethylene glycol 
CAS #: 23783-42-8 EINECS #: 245-883-5
    Formula: C9H20O5/HO(CH2CH2O)4CH3
Molecular mass: 208.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, dry powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Causes eye irritation
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-PALE-YELLOW LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):. 

Routes of exposure
 

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 mildly irritating to the eyes. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 280-350°C
Melting point: -39°C
Density: 1.06 g/cm³
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.2 (calculated)
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 161°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 325°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.6
Viscosity: 11.5-12.5 mm²/s at 20°C 
 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Tetraethylene glycol methyl ether (SIDS)