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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHER
ICSC: 1571
Peer-Review Status: 26.10.2004 Validated
2-(Hexyloxy)ethanol
n-Hexyglycol
Glycol monohexyl ether
EGHE 
CAS #: 112-25-4 RTECS #: KL2450000
EC #: 603-178-00-3
EINECS #: 203-951-1
    Formula: C8H18O2 / C6H13OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 146.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.  NO open flames.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 81.7°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 81.7°C use a closed system and ventilation.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Burning sensation. Shortness of breath.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. 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 Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea.  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 and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible.   
EC Classification
Symbol: C; R: 21/22-34; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts violently with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the blood. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 208.3°C
Melting point: -45°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 7
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.108
Flash point: 81.7°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 220°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-8.1
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.57  
 

NOTES
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Hexyl cellosolve is a trade name. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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