Ethylene glycol monobenzyl ether

  • 2-(Phenylmethoxy)ethanol
  • 1-O-Benzylethanediol
  • 2-(Benzyloxy)ethanol
  • 2-Benzyloxyethyl alcohol
  • Benzyl 2-hydroxyethyl ether
  • Glycol monobenzyl ether
Formula
C9H12O2
Structure
Description
Colorless to light yellow liquid.
Uses
Laboratory reagent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
622-08-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-719-3
RTECS
KJ7550000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
2043566
Beilstein Reference
4-06-00-02241
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4155
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C9H12O2
Formula mass
152.21
Melting point, °C
<-75
Boiling point, °C
60 - 63 (0.1 torr)
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.02 (20 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
5.25
Density
1.0875 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.5269 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. 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 prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
>110
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water fog, dry chemical, carbon dioxide or alcohol type foam.
Health
2
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes 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.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.