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PHENYL GLYCIDYL ETHERICSC: 0188
October 2005
CAS #: 122-60-11,2-Epoxy-3-phenoxypropane
2,3-Epoxypropyl phenyl ether
Phenoxy methyloxirane
PGE
EINECS #: 204-557-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.   

See EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE. AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  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 CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Store in an area without drain or sewer access. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and amines. Cool. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
 
PHENYL GLYCIDYL ETHER ICSC: 0188
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. The substance polymerizes under the influence of acids, bases and amines. Reacts violently with strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Formula: C9H10O2
Molecular mass: 150.1
Boiling point: 245°C
Melting point: 3.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.11
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.24
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 1.33
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.37
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 114°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.12  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.1 ppm as TWA; (skin); (SEN); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans).
MAK: skin absorption (H); sensitization of skin (SH); carcinogen category: 2 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 45-20-37/38-43-68-52/53; S: 53-45-61 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Phenyl glycidyl ether  (IARC Summary & Evaluation, Volume 71, 1999)