Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate

  • Butyl carbitol acetate
  • Diglycol monobutyl ether acetate
  • 2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate
Formula
C10H20O4
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid with a mild odor.
Uses
Solvent for lacquers and other coatings, antibiotic extractions, coalescing aid for emulsion paints.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
124-17-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-685-9
RTECS
KJ9275000
RTECS class
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1771533
Beilstein Reference
3-02-00-00308
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1499
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H20O4
Formula mass
204.27
Melting point, °C
-32
Boiling point, °C
246
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.029 (25 C)
Critical temperature
408
Critical pressure
31.09
Density
0.973 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
65 g/L
Viscosity
0.056 p @ 20C
Surface tension
22 g/s2
Refractive index
1.423 (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.42
Heat of vaporization
48.2 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-5910 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep container closed when not in use.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
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 to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
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. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
102
Autoignition, °C
290
Upper exp. limit, %
5.3
Lower exp. limit, %
1.0
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Fire potential
Moderate fire hazard, when exposed to heat or flame it emits degradation products; can react with oxidizing materials.
Health
1
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
No data were available to assess the potential effects of exposure to this agent during pregnancy or lactation.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause mild skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

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 immediately.
   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
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. 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.
USCG CHRIS Code
DEM
 
HS Code
2915 39 90
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
D