2-(Pentyloxy)ethanol

  • Ethylene glycol monopentyl ether
  • Ethylene glycol monoamyl ether
Formula
C7H16O2
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6196-58-3
Beilstein/Gmelin
1734197
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02383

Properties.
Formula
C7H16O2
Formula mass
132.20
Melting point, °C
-22
Boiling point, °C
185
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.17 (25 C)
Critical temperature
362
Critical pressure
29.96
Density
0.8918 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
6.5 g/L (25 C)
Refractive index
1.4213 (25<sup>o</sup>C)
pKa/pKb
14.42 (pKb)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.33
Heat of vaporization
49.35 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Wash spill site with soap solution. Flush spill area with copious amounts of water. Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
58
Fire fighting
For small (incipient) fires, use media such as alcohol foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. For large fires, apply water from as far as possible. Use very large quantities (flooding) of water applied as a mist or spray; solid streams of water may be ineffective. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.