ICSC: 1160 (March 1996)
2,2'-(1,2-Ethanediyl bis (oxy))-bisethanol
CAS #: 112-27-6
EC Number: 203-953-2
FIRE & EXPLOSION
NO open flames.
Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS HYGROSCOPIC LIQUID.
6H 1 4O 4 / HOCH 2(CH 2CH 2O) 2CH 2OH
Molecular mass: 150.2
Boiling point: 285°C Melting point: -5 - -7°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.1 Solubility in water: very good Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 0.02 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.2 Flash point: 165°C Auto-ignition temperature: 371°C Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-9.2 Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -1.24/-1.9 (calculated)
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.
Effects of short-term exposure
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 long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
MAK: (inhalable fraction): 1000 mg/m
3; peak limitation category: II(2); pregnancy risk group: B
Health effects of exposure to the substance have been investigated but no serious effects have been found so far.
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