Neopentyl glycol diglycidyl ether

  • 1,3-Bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)-2,2-dimethylpropane
  • 2,2'-(2,2-Dimethyl-1,3 propanediyl)bis(oxymethylene)bisoxirane
  • 2,2'-[(2,2-Dimethyl-1,3-propanediyl)bis(oxymethylene)]bis[oxirane]
  • 2,2-Bis(glycidyloxymethyl)propane
Formula
C11H20O4
Structure
Description
Clear liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
17557-23-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
241-536-7
EC Index Number
603-094-00-7
EC Class
Irritant; Sensitising
RTECS
TX3760000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C11H20O4
Formula mass
216.31
Melting point, °C
76
Boiling point, °C
260
Vapor density (air=1)
7.5
Critical temperature
446
Critical pressure
23.6
Density
1.07 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.31

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
Wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter.
Small spills/leaks
If you should spill this chemical, use absorbent paper to pick up all liquid spill material. Your contaminated clothing and absorbent paper should be sealed in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Solvent wash all contaminated surfaces with acetone followed by washing with a strong soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
Stability
The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides.
Incompatibilities
Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by combination with with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents Reacts with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
88
Fire fighting
Fires involving this chemical should be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or Halon extinguisher.
Fire potential
Combustible material.

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.
40. Glycol ethers