|DIMETHYL ETHER||ICSC: 0454 (August 2002)|
| CAS #: 115-10-6
| UN #: 1033
|EC Number: 204-065-8
|ACUTE HAZARDS||PREVENTION||FIRE FIGHTING|
|FIRE & EXPLOSION||Extremely flammable. Gas/air mixtures are explosive.||NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.||Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out. In other cases extinguish with dry powder, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Confusion. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.||Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.|
|Skin||ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.||Cold-insulating gloves.||ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear safety goggles 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||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
|DIMETHYL ETHER||ICSC: 0454|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
Formula: C2H6O / CH3OCH3
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
EU-OEL: 1920 mg/m3, 1000 ppm as TWA.
MAK: 1900 mg/m3, 1000 ppm; peak limitation category: II(8); pregnancy risk group: D
|Check oxygen content before entering area.
High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death.
Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
Symbol: F+; R: 12; S: (2)-9-16-33
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations