International Chemical Safety Cards

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL ICSC: 0619
DIETHYLENE GLYCOL
Ethylene diglycol
2,2'-Dihydroxyethyl ether
3-Oxypentane-1,5-diol
C4H10O3 / (CH2CH2OH)2O
Molecular mass: 106.1
CAS # 111-46-6
RTECS # ID5950000
ICSC # 0619

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    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
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness. Confusion.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: filter A.
    Separated from strong oxidants. Dry.

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    ICSC: 0619 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 ICSC: 0619

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body 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 20°C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, liver, and kidneys. Exposure may result in unconsciousness.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 245°C
    Melting point: -6.5 - -10.5°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.12
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 2
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.66
    Flash point: 124°C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 229°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-12.2
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.98
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    NFPA Code: H1; F1; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0619 DIETHYLENE GLYCOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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