Triethylene glycol monobutyl ether
- Triglycol monobutyl ether
Liquid. Mild smelling.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
S 26 36
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0005 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
0.9861 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
9.36 cp (25 C)
32.6 g/s2 (20 C)
1.44 (19.9 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed in a cool place in a tightly closed container.
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed. All five-gallon pails and larger metal containers, including tank cars and tank trucks, should be grounded and/or bonded when material is transferred. Emergency eyewash fountains and safety showers should be available in the immediate vicinity of potential exposure.
It appears that this material should present no appreciable health hazard from skin contact or from single exposure to vapors generated at room temp.
If workplace exposure limit(s) of product or any component is exceeded (see exposure guidelines), a NIOSH/MSHA approved air supplied respirator is advised in absence of proper environmental control. OSHA regulations also permit other NIOSH/MSHA respirators (negative pressure type) under specified conditions.
Small Spill - Absorb liquid on vermiculite, floor absorbent, or other absorbent material and transfer to hood. Large Spill - Eliminate all ignition sources (flares, flames including pilot lights, electrical sparks). Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been completed. Stop spill at source.Absorb unrecoverable product. Transfer contaminated absorbent, soil and other materials to containers for disposal.
Strong oxidizing agents.
Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
Extinguish fire using alcohol foam, water fog, carbon dioxide, dry chemical. Water or foam may cause frothing which can be violent and possibly endanger the life of the firefighter. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment.
Never use welding or cutting torch on or near drum (even empty) because product (even just residue) can ignite explosively.
Coma has been described after ingestion of 30 to 100 ml of pure glycol ethers in adults.
Hemorrhagic gastritis was seen in a case of fatal poisoning with methyl ether.
Ards was reported in one case after ingestion of 500 ml of 9.1% Ethylene glycol butyl ether (egbe).
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin.
Eye irritation is generally slight, but may be severe with the propyl ether.
Emesis is contraindicated due to rapid gi absorption and potential for rapid progression to coma. Consider after ingestion of a potentially life-threatening amount of poison if it can be performed soon after ingestion (generally within 1 hour). Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents. Correct severe acidosis (ph < 7.1) With iv nahco3. 1 To 2 meq/kg is a useful starting dose. Monitor abgs. Ethanol (etoh) may inhibit the formation of toxic metabolites, but there are no controlled human studies documenting efficacy. Loading dose - administer 7.6 To 10 ml/kg of 10% etoh in d5w iv over 30 minutes. Maintenance dose - administer 1.39 Ml/kg/hr of 10% etoh in d5w by iv infusion. Aim at achieving and maintaining 100 to 130 mg/dl blood ethanol levels.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. If cough or difficulty breathing develops, evaluate for respiratory tract irritation, bronchitis, or pneumonitis. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treat bronchospasm with beta2 agonist and corticosteroid aerosols.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash exposed area thoroughly with soap and water. A physician should examine the area if irritation or pain persists.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
USCG CHRIS Code
40 Glycol ethers
IMO Chemical Code