Butyl gylcidyl ether
- 2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether
- Butyl 2,3-epoxypropyl ether
Colorless liquid, irritating odor.
Reactive diluent for epoxy resins.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Flammable; Carcinogenic Category 3; Mutagenic Category 3; Harmful; Irritant; Sensitising; Dangerous for the Environment
R 10 20/22 40 43 52/53 68
S 24/25 36/37 61
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
Vapor density (air=1)
4244 ppm (0.42%) (calculated)
Solubility in water
1.4191 (19.9 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
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. All five-gallon pails and larger metal containers, including tank cars and tank trucks, should be grounded and/or bonded when material is transferred.
Wear appropriate eye protection and protective clothing to prevent skin and eye contact.
Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister. Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s). May require eye protection. Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece. Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece.
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Dike surface flow using soil, sand bags, foamed polyurethane, or foamed concrete. Absorb bulk liquid with fly ash, cement powder, or commercial sorbents. Water spill: Use natural barriers or oil spill control booms to limit spill travel. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
May react violently with strong oxidizing agents.
When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke and fumes.
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Solid streams of water may spread fire. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
May form explosive peroxides upon contact with air. Toxic fumes such as carbon monoxide may be produced. Behavior in Fire: May polymerize, generating heat and causing the container to burst.
May form explosive peroxides upon contact with air. fumes such as carbon monoxide may be produced.
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (270 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: C 5.6 ppm (30 mg/m3) 15-minute NIOSH IDLH: 250 ppm
Epichlorohydrin ingestion has resulted in cyanosis, muscular relaxation or paralysis, tremor, seizures, and respiratory arrest in animal studies.
Ingestion of polyamines may result in burns to the oral pharynx and esophagus. Dysphagia and drooling may be noted.
Fumes from cured epoxy resins may result in coughing, and bronchospasm persisting for several days.
Allergic contact dermatitis occurs in a significant number of occupational exposures. Exposures may result in severe burns to the skin. Eczema, urticaria and photodermatitis have been reported following dermal exposures.
Fumes from cured epoxy resins may result in periorbital edema, facial pruritus and inflammation of the eye.
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician.
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.
USCG CHRIS Code
2910 90 00
Std. Transport #