2-Propanol, 1-(2-butoxyethoxy)

  • 1-Butoxyethoxy-2-propanol
  • 1-(2-Butoxyethoxy)-2-propanol
Formula
C9H20O3
Structure
Description
Water white liquid with a mild odor.
Uses
Solvent, in hydraulic fluid components, anti-stall additive for automotive fuels, plasticizer intermediate.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
124-16-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-684-3
RTECS
UA8050000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1699716
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02473
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1840
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H20O3
Formula mass
176.29
Boiling point, °C
230.3
Density
0.94 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
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
If workplace exposure limit(s) of product or any component is exceeded (see exposure guidelines), a NIOSH/MSHA approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA respirators (negative pressure type) under specified conditions.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent or other absorbent material. Flush area with water. Large Spill - Eliminate all ignition sources. Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been completed. Stop spill at source. Pump or vacuum transfer spilled product to clean containers for recovery. Absorb unrecoverable product. Transfer contaminated absorbent, soil and other materials to containers for disposal.
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
Strong mineral acids, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, various hydrocarbons.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
92
Fire fighting
Extinguish fire using alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment.
Hazards
Vapors are heavier than air and may travel along the ground or be moved by ventilation and ignited by heat, pilot lights, other flames and ignition sources at locations distant from material handling point. Never use welding or cutting torch on or near drum (even empty) because product (even just residue) can ignite explosively.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
5
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea are possible if ingested.
   Inhalation
Cough, tachypnea, and wheezing are common after inhalation.
   Skin
Redness, swelling and pain may occur.
   Eyes
Can cause severe eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes. Can injure eye tissue.

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
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility. If in a medical facility, sterile saline should be used to irrigate the eyes until the cul de sac is returned to neutrality. Some alkali exposures may require prolonged irrigation.

Transport.