International Chemical Safety Cards

VINYL ETHYL ETHER ICSC: 1261
VINYL ETHYL ETHER
Ethyl vinyl ether
Ethoxyethene
CH2=CHOCH2CH3/C4H8O
Molecular mass: 72.1
CAS # 109-92-2
RTECS # KO0710000
ICSC # 1261
UN # 1302 (inhibited)

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Ataxia. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • Safety spectacles 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



  • SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, acids. Cool. Keep under inert gas. Store only if stabilized.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: I
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1261 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:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can form explosive peroxides. The substance, as a liquid or vapour, can readily polymerize. Reacts violently with oxidants and acids 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.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in unconsciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 36C
    Melting point: -115C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 57
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.5
    Flash point: <-46
    Auto-ignition temperature: 202C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-28
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found. Vinamar and Agrisynth eve are trade names.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-685
    NFPA Code: H2; F4; R2;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1261 VINYL ETHYL ETHER
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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