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PROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ACETATE

3 - Flammable liquid
Chemical Identifiers | Hazards | Response Recommendations | Physical Properties | Regulatory Information | Alternate Chemical Names

Chemical Identifiers

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CAS Number UN/NA Number DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
  • 108-65-6
  • 84540-57-8
  • Flammable Liquid
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
none
NFPA 704
Diamond Hazard Value Description
2
1 0
Blue Health 1 Can cause significant irritation.
Red Flammability 2 Must be moderately heated or exposed to relatively high ambient temperatures before ignition can occur.
Yellow Instability 0 Normally stable, even under fire conditions.
White Special
(NFPA, 2010)
General Description
Colorless liquid with a sweet ether-like odor. (USCG, 1999)

Hazards

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Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
No rapid reaction with air No rapid reaction with water
Fire Hazard
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may form when heated to decomposition. (USCG, 1999)
Health Hazard
No significant adverse effects expected. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
PROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER ACETATE is an ester. Esters react with acids to liberate heat along with alcohols and acids. Strong oxidizing acids may cause a vigorous reaction that is sufficiently exothermic to ignite the reaction products. Heat is also generated by the interaction of esters with caustic solutions. Flammable hydrogen is generated by mixing esters with alkali metals and hydrides. Incompatible with oxidizers.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

Response Recommendations

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Isolation and Evacuation
Excerpt from ERG Guide 127 [Flammable Liquids (Water-Miscible)]:

As an immediate precautionary measure, isolate spill or leak area for at least 50 meters (150 feet) in all directions.

LARGE SPILL: Consider initial downwind evacuation for at least 300 meters (1000 feet).

FIRE: If tank, rail car or tank truck is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions; also, consider initial evacuation for 800 meters (1/2 mile) in all directions. (ERG, 2016)
Firefighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water.

Fire Extinguishing Agents: Water spray, alcohol foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. (USCG, 1999)
Non-Fire Response
Excerpt from ERG Guide 127 [Flammable Liquids (Water-Miscible)]:

ELIMINATE all ignition sources (no smoking, flares, sparks or flames in immediate area). All equipment used when handling the product must be grounded. Do not touch or walk through spilled material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas. A vapor-suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. Use clean, non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.

LARGE SPILL: Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal. Water spray may reduce vapor, but may not prevent ignition in closed spaces. (ERG, 2016)
Protective Clothing
Safety goggles, protective clothing. Use approved respirator when possibility exists of encountering vapor. (USCG, 1999)
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First Aid
Call for medical aid.

EYES: Wash with water for 15 min.; call a physician.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water.

INGESTION: Induce vomiting after drinking two glasses of water. (USCG, 1999)

Physical Properties

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Chemical Formula:
  • C6H12O3
Flash Point: 114 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): 1.3 % at 173°F (USCG, 1999)
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): 13.1 % at 283°F (USCG, 1999)
Autoignition Temperature: 670 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Melting Point: data unavailable
Vapor Pressure: data unavailable
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 0.969 at 68 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 302 ° F at 760 mm Hg (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Weight: 132.16 (USCG, 1999)
Water Solubility: data unavailable
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

Chemical ERPG-1 ERPG-2 ERPG-3
Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether Acetate (108-65-6 alpha-isomer) (70657-70-4 beta-isomer) 50 ppm star-in-circle icon indicates that odor should be detectable near ERPG-1. 1000 ppm 5000 ppm 1-flame icon indicates value is 10-49% of LEL. LEL = 15000 ppm
star-in-circle icon indicates that odor should be detectable near ERPG-1.
1-flame icon indicates value is 10-49% of LEL.
(AIHA, 2016)

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Propylene glycol monomethyl ether acetate, alpha-isomer; (1-Methoxypropyl-2-acetate) (108-65-6) 50 ppm 1000 ppm 5000 ppm 1-flame icon indicates value is 10-49% of LEL. LEL = 15000 ppm
1-flame icon indicates value is 10-49% of LEL.
(DOE, 2016)

Regulatory Information

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EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

DHS Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

Alternate Chemical Names

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