International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1151
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHER
1,1'-Oxybis(2-ethoxy-ethane)
Diethyl carbitol
bis(2-Ethoxyethyl)ether
C8H18O3/(C2H5-O-CH2-CH2)2-O
Molecular mass: 162.2
CAS # 112-36-7
RTECS # KN3160000
ICSC # 1151

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 71C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 71C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    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
  • Diarrhoea. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
    Keep in the dark. Ventilation along the floor. Store only if stabilized.
    Airtight.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1151 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 DIETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1151

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS, VISCOUS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can form explosive peroxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    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, the skin and the respiratory tract.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 189C
    Melting point: -44C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
    Solubility in water: very good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 79
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.6
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: 71C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 174C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    For closely related compounds (diethylene glycol dimethyl ether or diethylene glycol monoethyl ether) animal tests show that these substances possibly cause toxic effects upon human reproduction. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately for long-term effects. An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G37
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 2; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1151 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHER
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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