International Chemical Safety Cards

2-PHENOXYETHANOL ICSC: 0538
2-PHENOXYETHANOL
Phenyl cellosolve
Ethylene glycol monophenyl ether
C8H10O2 / C6H5OC2H4OH
Molecular mass: 138.2
CAS # 122-99-6
RTECS # KM0350000
ICSC # 0538

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: an A filter for organic vapours).


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    ICSC: 0538 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

    2-PHENOXYETHANOL ICSC: 0538

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    OILY COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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:
    The substance irritates the eyes and the skin.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 245C
    Melting point: 14C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 2.7
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 5.2
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.8
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.2
    Flash point: 121C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4%-9.0%
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.2
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0538 2-PHENOXYETHANOL
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