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2-ETHOXYETHYL ACETATEICSC: 0364
November 2003
CAS #: 111-15-9Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate
2-Ethoxyethanol acetate
Acetic acid, 2-ethoxyethyl ester
Cellosolve acetate
Ethyl glycol acetate
UN #: 1172
EINECS #: 203-839-2

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 51.1°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 51.1°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconsciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Dry skin. Further see Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness.  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 Nausea. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable 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
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and strong acids. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
 
2-ETHOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0364
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong acids, strong bases and strong oxidants. 

Formula: C6H12O3 / CH3COOCH2CH2OCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 132.2
Boiling point: 156°C
Melting point: -62°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.97 (20°C)
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 23
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.27
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 51.1°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 379°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-14
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.24  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The vapour is mildly irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood at high levels. This may result in lesions of blood cells and kidney impairment. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL could cause unconsciousness. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. The substance may have effects on the blood. This may result in lesions of blood cells, anaemia and kidney impairment. May cause toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 5 ppm as TWA; (skin); BEI issued.
MAK: 11 mg/m3, 2 ppm; peak limitation category: II(8); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: B.
EU-OEL: 11 mg/m3, 2 ppm as TWA; (skin) 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 60-61-20/21/22; S: 53-45; Note: E 

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