Intermediate in resins, plasticizers, pharmaceuticals, insecticides, dyestuffs, mold lubricants.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.004 (20 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
1.019 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
35 g/s2 @ 20 C
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
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.
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.
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.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
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.
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 Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water may be ineffectiveFire Extinguishing Agents: ``Alcohol'' foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide
Combustible. Slight fire risk when exposed to heat or flame; can react with oxidizing materials.
Acrid fumes of acids and aldehydes may form in fires.
Non-irritating; no symptoms observed by any exposure route.
If large amounts are swallowed, induce vomiting; treat symptomatically.
Although inhalation of common dust may not be considered toxic, it is certainly a hazard if there is inhalation of too many particles. Individuals should be removed from exposure to too high a concentration of even relatively non-toxic substances.
Flush with water; get medical attention if ill effects develop.
Foreign materials in the eye may not cause a toxic reaction, but injury from a foreign body may occur. In such cases, the patient should be observed for eye irritation and should seek medical assistance if the irritation becomes significant.
USCG CHRIS Code
40 Glycol ethers
IMO Chemical Code
IMO Pollution Category