International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0839
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE
2-Butoxyethyl acetate
Butyl glycol acetate
C8H16O3/C4H9OCH2CH2OOCCH3
Molecular mass: 160.2
CAS # 112-07-2
RTECS # KJ8925000
ICSC # 0839
EC # 607-038-00-2
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with strong oxidants.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 71C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 71C use a closed system, ventilation.

EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Nausea.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety goggles, or face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong oxidants. Ventilation along the floor.

    Xn symbol
    R: 20/21
    S: (2-)24
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0839 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 MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE ICSC: 0839

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour mixes well with air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The vapour irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys and blood system , resulting in blood in urine. Medical observation is indicated.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin. Lungs may be affected by inhalation of high concentrations resulting in oedema. The substance may have effects on the liver and bone marrow , resulting in impaired functions.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 192C
    Melting point: -64C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.94
    Solubility in water: moderate (1.7 g/100 ml at 20C)
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 30-40
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.5
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 71C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 340C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-8.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Butyl cellosolve acetate is a trade name.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G06c
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 2; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0839 ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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