1,2-Propanediol, monoethyl ether

  • Ethoxypropanol
  • Ethyl ether of propylene glycol
  • Propanol, ethoxy
  • Propylene glycol monoethyl ether
  • Hykleen 100
  • Propyleneglycol ethyl ether
Formula
C5H12O2
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
52125-53-8
RTECS
TZ0640000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H12O2
Formula mass
104.17
Melting point, °C
-59
Boiling point, °C
140
Critical temperature
299
Critical pressure
37.8
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.23

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
May react violently with strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents: Alcohol foam, water spray, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Hazards
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may be produced in a fire.
Combustion products
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may be produced in a fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Vapors irritate eyes and nose.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with plenty of water.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
PGY
 
40 Glycol ethers
IMO Pollution Category
D