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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPHENYL ETHER
ICSC: 0538
Peer-Review Status: 05.08.2003 Validated
2-Phenoxyethanol
Phenyl cellosolve 
CAS #: 122-99-6 RTECS #: KM0350000
EC #: 603-098-00-9
EINECS #: 204-589-7
    Formula: C8H10O2 / C6H5OC2H4OH
Molecular mass: 138.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Euphoria. Headache. Drowsiness. Slurred speech.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin. Numbness. Further see Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 22-36; S: (2)-26 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H3; F1; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
MAK: 20 ppm, 110 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2002). 

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

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 irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system and peripheral nervous system. This may result in impaired functions. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the central nervous system. This may result in impaired functions. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 245°C
Melting point: 14°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 2.7
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.0013
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.8
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 127°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 500°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2  
 

NOTES
Dowanol EPh Glycol Ether is a trade name.
The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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