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PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHERICSC: 1573
October 2004
CAS #: 1569-02-41-Ethoxy-2-propanol
2-Propanol-1-ethoxy
2PG1EE
UN #: 1993
EINECS #: 216-374-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 40°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 40°C use a closed system and ventilation.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. 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
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1573
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH MILD ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

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

Formula: C5H12O2 / CH3CH2OCH2CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 104.2
Boiling point: 133°C
Melting point: -100°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.896
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 36.6
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 1
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
Flash point: 40°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 255°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.3
Evaporation rate (n-butyl acetate = 1): 0.54
Viscosity: 2.32 mm²/s at 20°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

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

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 long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK: 86 mg/m3, 20 ppm; peak limitation category: II(2); skin absorption (H); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
MAK value applies for the sum of the concentrations of propylene glycol monoethyl ether and 2-propylene glycol-1-ethyl ether acetate in air.
See ICSC 1574. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
R: 10-67; S: (2)-24 

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