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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPROPYL ETHERICSC: 0607
August 2003
CAS #: 2807-30-9Propylglycol
2-Propoxyethanol
Propyl cellosolve
UN #: 1993
EINECS #: 220-548-6

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 57°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 57°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. 

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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 CLASSIFICATION & 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 remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPROPYL ETHER ICSC: 0607
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C5H12O2
Molecular mass: 104.2
Boiling point: 149-152°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 130
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 57°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-16
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.08  


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 substance is severely irritating to the eyes. The substance is irritating to the respiratory tract. The substance is mildly irritating to the skin. The substance may cause effects on the blood. This may result in lesions of blood cells. 

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. 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK: 43 mg/m3, 10 ppm; peak limitation category: I(2); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
EGnPE is also used as a name.
The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 21-36; S: (2)-26-36/37-46 

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