Triethylene glycol monoethyl ether
- Ethoxytriethylene glycol
- Triglycol monoethyl ether
Odorless colorless liquid.
Solvent (lacquers, paints).
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.0024 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
1.027 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
7.21 cp (25 C)
34.5 g/s2 (20 C)
1.4379 (19.9 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
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.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Consult your safety representative. neoprene, Wear normal work clothing covering arms and legs.
Not required under normal conditions of use.
Small Spill - Collect in a beaker. Large Spill - Eliminate all ignition sources. Persons not wearing protective equipment should be excluded from area of spill until clean-up has been completed. Stop spill at source. Prevent from entering drains, sewers, streams or other bodies of water. Prevent from spreading. If runoff occurs, notify authorities as required. Pump or vacuum transfer spilled product to clean containers for recovery. Absorb unrecoverable product. Transfer contaminated absorbent, soil and other materials to containers for disposal.
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.
Sarbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, various hydrocarbons.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water or foam may cause frothing.Fire Extinguishing Agents: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or alcohol foam.
Slightly flammable. Combustion requires preheating.
OSHA PEL: TWA 0.025 ppm (0.25 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: C 0.01 ppm (0.1 mg/m3) NIOSH IDLH: 1 ppm
Coma has been described after ingestion of 30 to 100 ml of pure glycol ethers in adults.
Swallowing small amounts of this material during normal handling is not likely to cause harmful effects. Swallowing large amounts may be harmful.
May cause mild skin irritation. Symptoms may include redness and burning of skin.
Can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.
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
IMO Pollution Category