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2-BUTOXYETHYL ACETATE
ICSC: 0839
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.2003 Validated
Butyl glycol acetate
Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate
2- Butoxyethanol acetate
Butyl cellosolve acetate 
CAS #: 112-07-2 RTECS #: KJ8925000
EC #: 607-038-00-2
EINECS #: 203-933-3
    Formula: C8H16O3 / C4H9OCH2CH2OOCCH3
Molecular mass: 160.2

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 Above 71°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 71°C use a closed system and ventilation.   
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Cough. Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Nausea.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Dry skin.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 20/21; S: (2)-24 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0.  Separated from strong oxidants and strong bases. Cool. Keep in the dark. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants and strong bases. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 20ppm as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 20 ppm, 130 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(4); Pregnancy risk group: C; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2003). 

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

Inhalation risk
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The vapour is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above the OEL could cause unconsciousness. The substance may cause effects on the blood. This may result in lesions of blood cells and kidney impairment. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the blood. This may result in anaemia and kidney impairment. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 192°C
Melting point: -64°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.94
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 1.7 (moderate)
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 31
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 71°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 340°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9 (at 93°C) - 8.5 (at 135°C)
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.51  
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       2-Butoxyethyl acetate (SIDS)