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TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHERICSC: 1749
November 2009
CAS #: 23783-42-83,6,9,12-Tetraoxotridecanol
3,6,9,12-Tetraoxatridecan-1-ol
Methoxytetraethylene glycol
EINECS #: 245-883-5

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

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & 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. Wash away spilled liquid with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

cancer;health haz
WARNING
Causes eye irritation
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
TETRAETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ICSC: 1749
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS-TO-PALE-YELLOW LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C9H20O5/HO(CH2CH2O)4CH3
Molecular mass: 208.3
Boiling point: 280-350°C
Melting point: -39°C
Density: 1.06 g/cm³
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: <10
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 7.2 (calculated)
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 161°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 325°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.6
Viscosity: 11.5-12.5 mm²/s at 20°C 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. 

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
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       Tetraethylene glycol methyl ether (SIDS)