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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHERICSC: 1572
3,6-Dioxa-1-dodecanol
Hexyl carbitol
2-(2-Hexyloxyethoxy)ethanol
DEGHE
October 2004
CAS #: 112-59-4
EC Number: 203-988-3

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

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  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. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Personal protection: face shield. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOHEXYL ETHER ICSC: 1572
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

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

Formula: C10H22O3 / C6H13(OCH2CH2)2OH
Molecular mass: 190.3
Boiling point: 259.1°C
Melting point: -33.3°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.935
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 1.7
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: <0.001
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 6.6
Flash point: 140.6°C o.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.70  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin. 

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

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. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 21-41; S: (2)-26-36/37-46 

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