International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0039
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy) ethanol
Ethyl digol
C6H14O3 / CH3CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 134.2
CAS # 111-90-0
RTECS # KK8750000
ICSC # 0039

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 96C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 96C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • 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.
    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.
    Ventilation along the floor.

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    ICSC: 0039 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 MONOETHYL ETHER ICSC: 0039

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    HYGROSCOPIC COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 196-202C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.99
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 19
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.6
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 96C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 204C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.15 (estimated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The recommendations on this Card also apply to diethylene glycol monomethyl ether - see ICSC # 0040. Poly-solv DE, Dowanal DE, Dioxitol, Carbitol, Carbitol cellosolve and Transcutol are trade names.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0039 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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