International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0270
ETHYLENE GLYCOL
1,2-Ethanediol
1,2-Dihydroxyethane
HOCH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 62.1
CAS # 107-21-1
RTECS # KW2975000
ICSC # 0270
EC # 603-027-00-1
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


EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness. Headache.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Dullness. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. 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 (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases. Dry. Ventilation along the floor.

    Xn symbol
    R: 22
    S: 2
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0270 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

    ETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0270

    I
    M
    P
    O
    R
    T
    A
    N
    T

    D
    A
    T
    A

    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS, COLOURLESS, VISCOUS, HYDROSCOPIC LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    On combustion, forms toxic gases. Reacts with strong oxidants and strong bases.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 50 ppm; 127 mg/m3 as CEILING (ACGIH 1993-1994).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the the kidneys and central nervous system , resulting in renal failure and brain injury. Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the central nervous system and eyes.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 198C
    Melting point: -13C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 111C (c.c.)
    Auto-ignition temperature: 398C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 3.2-15.3
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    The applying occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0270 ETHYLENE GLYCOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
    IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use.