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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPROPYL ETHER
ICSC: 0607
Peer-Review Status: 05.08.2003 Validated
Propylglycol
2-Propoxyethanol
Propyl cellosolve 
CAS #: 2807-30-9 RTECS #: KM2800000
UN #: 1993
EC #: 603-095-00-2
EINECS #: 220-548-6
    Formula: C5H12O2
Molecular mass: 104.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 57°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 57°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
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
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 remainder with plenty of water.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 21-36; S: (2)-26-36/37-46 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.  Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
MAK: 20 ppm, 86 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004). 

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

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

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. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
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  
 

NOTES
EGnPE is also used as a name.
The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations