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DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0040
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER
2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethanol
C5H12O3/CH3O(CH2)O(CH2)2OH
Molecular mass: 120.2
CAS # 111-77-3
RTECS # KL6125000
ICSC # 0040

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 93C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 93C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Roughness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
    Ventilation along the floor.

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    ICSC: 0040 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0040

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the thymus and testes. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 193C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 30
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.001
    Flash point: 93C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 215C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-18.1
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.14/-0.93 (calculated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Methyl carbitol, Poly-Solv DM, Methyl Digol and Dowanol DM are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G37
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0040 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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