1-Ethoxy-2-propanol

  • 2-Propanol, 1-ethoxy-
Formula
C5H12O2
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1569-02-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
216-374-5
EC Index Number
603-177-00-8
RTECS
UB5250000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
1993
Beilstein/Gmelin
608800
Beilstein Reference
5-23-06-00096
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-2803
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H12O2
Formula mass
104.15
Melting point, °C
-59
Boiling point, °C
132
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
3.59
Critical temperature
299
Critical pressure
37.9
Density
0.9028 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Viscosity
2.08 cP 20 C
Refractive index
1.543
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.08
Heat of vaporization
43.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Flammables-area.
Handling
Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame.
Protection
Eyes: Wear chemical goggles. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
oxidizing agents, strong acids
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
42
Autoignition, °C
255
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Combustible Liquid. Can form explosive mixtures at temperatures above the flashpoint. Extinguishing media: Use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
Hazards
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Poison_Class
-
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation. Contact produces irritation, tearing, and burning pain. Lachrymator.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
1993
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
PGY
 
40 Glycol ethers
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
D