Hexyl Carbitol

  • Diethylene glycol hexyl ether
  • Diethylene glycol monohexyl ether
  • Diethylene glycol mono(n-hexyl) ether
  • 3,6-Dioxadodecanol-1
  • n-Hexoxyethoxyethanol
  • 2-[2-(Hexyloxy)ethoxy]ethanol
Formula
HO(CH2)2O(CH2)2O(CH2)5CH3
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.
Uses
High boiling solvent.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
112-59-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-988-3
EC Index Number
603-175-00-7
EC Class
harmful, irritant
R 21 36/38
RTECS
KL2625000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1743959
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02396
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1879
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H22O3
Formula mass
190.29
Melting point, °C
-41 - -39
Boiling point, °C
260
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.002 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
6.56
Saturation Concentration
Less than 13 ppm at 25 C
Evaporization number
No specific information - expected to be low
Density
0.94414 g/cm3 (5 C)
Solubility in water
17 g/L
Viscosity
6.27 cp (25 C)
Surface tension
29.6 g/s2 (20 C)
Refractive index
1.4349 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.70
Heat of vaporization
57.8 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
D2B
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Disposal code
1
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
May react violently with strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
123
Autoignition, °C
210
Upper exp. limit, %
6.3
Lower exp. limit, %
1.1
Fire fighting
Water may cause frothing and should be applied as mist or fog. Use dry chemical, alcohol foam, or carbon dioxide to extinguish fire.Firefighters may enter the area if positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (MSHA/NIOSH approved or equivalent) and full Bunker Gear is worn.
Fire potential
Material will burn if strongly heated.
Hazards
Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire.
Combustion products
Irritating vapors and toxic gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, may be formed when involved in fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Common initial symptoms are heartburn, followed by nausea and abdominal cramps, vomiting and occasionally diarrhea. Later symptoms include back pain and severe abdominal pain.
   Inhalation
Mild central nervous system depressant. May cause headache, nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, incoordination.
   Skin
Causes irritation
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
   Inhalation
Remove to fresh air. If breathing has stopped, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min., lifting lids occasionally.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
DHE
 
40 Glycol ethers
HS Code
2909 44 00
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
D