International Chemical Safety Cards

2-METHOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0476
2-METHOXYETHYL ACETATE
Ethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
2-Methoxyethanol acetate
Acetic acid, 2-methoxyethyl ester
Methyl cellosolve acetate
C5H10O3 / CH3COOCH2CH2OCH3
Molecular mass: 118.1
CAS # 110-49-6
RTECS # KL5950000
ICSC # 0476
UN # 1189
EC # 607-036-00-1

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 45C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 45C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

  • INHALATION
  • (See Ingestion).
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! (see Ingestion).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness. Unconsciousness.
    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. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: A filter for organic vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids, and nitrates.

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    R: 60-61-20/21/22
    S: 53-45
    Note: E
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0476 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-METHOXYETHYL ACETATE ICSC: 0476

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and nitrates.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): 5 ppm; 24 mg/m3 (skin) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The vapour slightly irritates the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood and central nervous system. Exposure at high levels may result in unconsciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The substance may have effects on the blood, liver and kidneys. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 145C
    Melting point: -65C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.01
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.27
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01 (calcd)
    Flash point: 45C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 392C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-12.3
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Methyl Cellosolve acetate is a trade name. Also consult ICSC # 0364 (2-Ethoxyethyl acetate).
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35
    NFPA Code: H1; F2; R
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0476 2-METHOXYETHYL ACETATE
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