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DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ACETATE
ICSC: 1752
Peer-Review Status: 24.11.2009 Validated
Propanol, 1(or 2)-(2-methoxymethylethoxy)-, acetate
Propanol, (2-methoxymethylethoxy)-, acetate 
CAS #: 88917-22-0 RTECS #: UB7875850DX
EINECS #: 406-880-6
    Formula: C9H18O4
Molecular mass: 190.2

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 Above 86°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 86°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.   
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
Combustible liquid
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong acids and strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong acids and strong oxidants. 

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

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
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: 209°C
Melting point: -25.5°C
Density: 0.98 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 16 (good)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 17
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.56
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 86°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 285°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.21-5.35
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.803
Viscosity: 1.7 mm²/s at 25°C 
 

NOTES
In contact with water the substance hydrolyses to Dipropyleneglycol methyl ether.
See ICSC 0884. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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