Methoxypropyl acetate

  • Propylene glycol methyl ether acetate
  • Isopropylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
  • 1,2-Propanediol monoacetate monomethyl ether
  • Propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
Formula
C6H12O3
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid with a sweet ether-like odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
84540-57-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
283-152-2
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12O3
Formula mass
132.16
Boiling point, °C
150
Density
0.969 g/cm3 (20 C)

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.
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.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products Incompatible with oxidizers.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
354
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Water spray, alcohol foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
Hazards
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may form when heated to decomposition.
Combustion products
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may form when heated to decomposition.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
No significant adverse effects expected.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water.
   Eyes
Wash with water for 15 min.; call a physician.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
PGN
 
IMO Pollution Category
D