Butyl gylcidyl ether

  • BGE
  • 1-Butoxy-2,3-epoxypropane
  • 2,3-Epoxypropyl butyl ether
  • Butyl 2,3-epoxypropyl ether
Formula
C7H14O2
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid, irritating odor.
Uses
Reactive diluent for epoxy resins.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
2426-08-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
219-376-4
EC Index Number
603-039-00-7
EC Class
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
RTECS
TX4200000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
3271
Beilstein/Gmelin
103668
Beilstein Reference
5-17-03-00011
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1333
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H14O2
Formula mass
130.19
Boiling point, °C
164
Vapor pressure, mmHg
3
Vapor density (air=1)
3.78
Saturation Concentration
4244 ppm (0.42%) (calculated)
Density
0.9139 g/cm3
Solubility in water
20 g/L
Refractive index
1.4191 (19.9 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.63
Heat of vaporization
53.33 kJ/mol

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. All five-gallon pails and larger metal containers, including tank cars and tank trucks, should be grounded and/or bonded when material is transferred.
Protection
Wear appropriate eye protection and protective clothing to prevent skin and eye contact.
Respirators
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.
Small spills/leaks
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.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable.
Incompatibilities
May react violently with strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
When heated to decomposition, it emits acrid smoke and fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
43
Autoignition, °C
215
Fire fighting
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.
Hazards
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.
Combustion products
May form explosive peroxides upon contact with air. fumes such as carbon monoxide may be produced.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (270 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: C 5.6 ppm (30 mg/m3) 15-minute NIOSH IDLH: 250 ppm
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Epichlorohydrin ingestion has resulted in cyanosis, muscular relaxation or paralysis, tremor, seizures, and respiratory arrest in animal studies.
   Ingestion
Ingestion of polyamines may result in burns to the oral pharynx and esophagus. Dysphagia and drooling may be noted.
   Inhalation
Fumes from cured epoxy resins may result in coughing, and bronchospasm persisting for several days.
   Skin
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.
   Eyes
Fumes from cured epoxy resins may result in periorbital edema, facial pruritus and inflammation of the eye.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
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.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
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.
   Eyes
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.

Transport.
UN number
3271
Response guide
USCG CHRIS Code
BGE
 
HS Code
2910 90 00
 
Std. Transport #
4914010