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PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER ACETATEICSC: 0800
September 1997
CAS #: 108-65-61-Methoxy-2-acetoxypropane
Acetic acid, 2-methoxy-1-methylethyl ester
1,2-Propanediol monomethyl ether acetate
1-Methoxy-2-propanol acetate
UN #: 1993
EINECS #: 203-603-9

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 42°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 42°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use alcohol-resistant foam, foam, powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety spectacles, face shield 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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Unconsciousness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. 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. Dry. 
PACKAGING
 
PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0800
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C6H12O3 / CH3CH(OCOCH3)CH2OCH3
Molecular mass: 132.2
Boiling point: 146°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.96
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 19.8
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.02
Flash point: 42°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-7.0 (at 200°C) 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol or vapour and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. Exposure at high levels could cause depression of the central nervous system. 

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: 270 mg/m3, 50 ppm; peak limitation category: I(1); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Technical product may contain impurities which may change toxic properties.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xi; R: 10-36; S: (2)-25 

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