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VINYL ETHYL ETHER
ICSC: 1261
Peer-Review Status: 15.03.1995 Validated
Ethyl vinyl ether
Ethoxyethene 
CAS #: 109-92-2 RTECS #: KO0710000
UN #: 1302 (inhibited)
EINECS #: 203-718-4
    Formula: CH2=CHOCH2CH3 / C4H8O
Molecular mass: 72.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Incoordination. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles 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      

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: I 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-685.
NFPA Code: H2; F4; R2. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants and acids. Cool. Keep under inert gas. Store only if stabilized. 

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

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated. 

Chemical dangers
The substance can form explosive peroxides. The substance, as a liquid or vapour, can readily polymerize. Reacts violently with oxidants and acids. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached very quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in unconsciousness. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 36°C
Melting point: -115°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 57
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.5
Flash point: °C (-46)
Auto-ignition temperature: 202°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-28 
 

NOTES
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Vinamar and Agrisynth eve are trade names. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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