2-Ethoxyethyl acetate

  • Cellosolve acetate
  • 2-Ethoxyethanol acetate
  • Ethylene glycol acetate monoethyl ether
  • Glycol monoethyl ether acetate
  • Poly-Solv EE acetate
  • Oxitol acetate
Formula
CH3COOCH2CH2OC2H5
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid with a pleasant, sweet, ester-like odor, which becomes objectionable in high concentrations.
Uses
Used as a solvent for nitrocellulose, oils and natural and synthetic resins. Also, used in automobile lacquers to retard evaporation and blushing, and impart high gloss, wood stains and varnish removers, and in products for the treatment of textiles and leathers.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
111-15-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-839-2
EC Index Number
607-037-00-7
EC Class
Toxic for reproduction Category 2; Harmful
R 60 61 20/21/22
RTECS
KK8225000
RTECS class
Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
1172
Merck
13,3787
Beilstein/Gmelin
1748677
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00214
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-5340
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12O3
Formula mass
132.16
Melting point, °C
-62
Boiling point, °C
156
Vapor pressure, mmHg
2.9 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
4.72
Saturation Concentration
2960 ppm (0.296%) at 20 C (calculated)
Evaporization number
47 (diethyl ether = 1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold 0.056 ppm
Critical temperature
338
Critical pressure
31.4
Density
0.976 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Viscosity
1.38 cp (20 C)
Refractive index
1.4275 (20 C)
Dielectric constant
7.2 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.72
Heat of vaporization
39.3 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-3233 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area.
B3 D2A
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves and clothing to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. Provide ventilation. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
Disposal code
9
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Forms explosive mixtures with air. May form unstable peroxides.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, nitrates, strong oxidizing agents, plastics, rubber, coatings.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
52
Autoignition, °C
379
Upper exp. limit, %
7.2
Lower exp. limit, %
1.3
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Will burn if involved in a fire. Can release vapors that form explosive mixtures at temperatures above the flashpoint. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or alcohol-resistant foam. In case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water.
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
1
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Poison_Class
2
Exposure effects
Chronic inhalation and ingestion may cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation and ingestion. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and dermatitis.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory failure. Ingestion of large amounts may cause CNS depression.
   Inhalation
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Aspiration may lead to pulmonary edema. Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation. May cause burning sensation in the chest.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be absorbed through the skin. May cause irritation and dermatitis. May cause cyanosis of the extremities.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.

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. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   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. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
1172
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
EGA
 
HS Code
2915 35 00
 
IMO Pollution Category
C
IMO Hazard code
P