Ethylene glycol tert-butyl ether

  • tert-Butyl Cellosolve
  • tert-Butyl 2-hydroxyethyl ether
  • 2-(1,1-Dimethylethoxy)ethanol
  • Swasolve
  • ETB
Formula
C6H14O2
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7580-85-0
RTECS
KJ8570000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
1732678
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02382
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-5952
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H14O2
Formula mass
118.17
Melting point, °C
-31
Boiling point, °C
160
Critical temperature
325
Critical pressure
34.2
Density
1.4160 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
0.9150 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.45

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool dry location, away from incompatible materials.
Handling
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Do not breath vapors. Wash thoroughly after handling. Contaminated clothing should be laundered before reuse. This material should only be handled in a hood.
Protection
Use ANSI approved chemical goggles and impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concerned. Use NIOSH/MSHA approved safety equipment.
Stability
Stable at normal temperratures and pressures.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear NIOSH/MSHA approved SCBA and full protective equipment.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
25 ppm ACGIH TLV
Poison_Class
2
Exposure effects

First aid
 

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
EGG
 
40 Glycol ethers
IMO Pollution Category
D
IMO Hazard code
S