International Chemical Safety Cards

PROPYLGLYCOL ICSC: 0607
PROPYLGLYCOL
2-Propoxyethanol
Ethylene glycol monopropyl ether
Propyl cellosolve
C5H12O2
Molecular mass: 104.2
CAS # 2807-30-9
RTECS # KM2800000
ICSC # 0607

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Heating will cause rise in pressure with risk of bursting.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 51°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 51°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    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. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
    Fireproof.

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    ICSC: 0607 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

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    OILY, VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Attacks aluminium.

    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:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys and liver.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 150-152°C
    Melting point: <-70°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.91
    Solubility in water: very good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 200
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.6
    Flash point: 51°C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 230°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 5.5-23
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The relation between odour and the occupational exposure limit cannot be indicated. EGnPE is also used as a name.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0607 PROPYLGLYCOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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