Methyl carbitol acetate

  • 2-(2-Methoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate
  • Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate
  • Diethylene glycol methyl ether acetate
Formula
C7H14O4
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
629-38-9
RTECS
KL6300000
RTECS class
Primary Irritant
Beilstein/Gmelin
1761512
Beilstein Reference
3-02-00-00307
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1501
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H14O4
Formula mass
162.21
Boiling point, °C
79 (10 torr)
Density
1.04 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble

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.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Dry chemical, alcohol foam, or carbon dioxide.
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
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose and throat.
   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
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
DGR
 
IMO Chemical Code
18
IMO Pollution Category
D