International Chemical Safety Cards

3-METHOXYBUTANOL ICSC: 0605
3-METHOXYBUTANOL
Methoxy butanol
C5H12O2/CH3CH(OCH3)CH2CH2OH
Molecular mass: 104.2
CAS # 2517-43-3
RTECS # NONE
ICSC # 0605
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 74°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 74°C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Burning sensation.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Wear protective gloves when administering first aid.
  • 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. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Rest. 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.
    Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Dry. Keep in a well-ventilated room.

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    ICSC: 0605 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

    3-METHOXYBUTANOL ICSC: 0605

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with oxidants.

    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 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Inhalation of (warm) vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). Exposure could cause lowering of consciousness. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 160°C
    Melting point: -85°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.92
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 120
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.59
    Flash point: 74°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 335°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.9-?
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0605 3-METHOXYBUTANOL
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