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DIETHYLENE GLYCOLICSC: 0619
2,2'-Oxydiethanol
2,2'-Oxybisethanol
Ethylene diglycol
2,2'-Dihydroxyethyl ether
3-Oxypentane-1,5-diol
November 2007
CAS #: 111-46-6
EC Number: 203-872-2

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

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Confusion. Unconsciousness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention. See Notes. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

excl mark;warncancer;health haz
DANGER
Harmful if swallowed
Causes damage to kidneys if swallowed
May cause drowsiness and dizziness 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Dry. Well closed. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0619
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
ODOURLESS COLOURLESS VISCOUS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with strong oxidants strong oxidants. This generates fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some forms of plastic. 

Formula: C4H10O3 / (CH2CH2OH)2O
Molecular mass: 106.1
Boiling point: 245°C
Melting point: -6.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.12
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 2.7
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Flash point: 124°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 229°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-10.8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.47  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the kidneys. This may result in kidney impairment. Ingestion could cause effects on the central nervous system and liver. Ingestion could cause death. 

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; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: 44 mg/m3, 10 ppm; peak limitation category: II(2); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 22; S: (2)-46 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       DIETHYLENE GLYCOL (JECFA Evaluation)