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ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE

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
  • 112-07-2   (ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE)
none data unavailable
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
2-Butoxyethanol acetateexternal link
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 weak fruity odor. Floats and mixes slowly with water. (USCG, 1999)

Hazards

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Reactivity Alerts
none
Air & Water Reactions
Water soluble.
Fire Hazard
No information available.
Health Hazard
Inhalation of concentrated vapor may cause headache, nausea, dizziness. Liquid causes irritation of eyes and mild irritation of skin. Ingestion produces same symptoms as inhalation. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE is incompatible with the following: Oxidizers (NIOSH, 2016). It is an ether-ester derivative. The ether being relatively unreactive. Flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents. They react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water. Oxidizing agents convert alcohols to aldehydes or ketones.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

No information available.

Response Recommendations

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Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents Not to Be Used: Water may be ineffective.

Fire Extinguishing Agents: Dry chemical, alcohol foam, carbon dioxide (USCG, 1999)
Non-Fire Response
No information available.
Protective Clothing
Skin: Wear appropriate personal protective clothing to prevent skin contact.

Eyes: Wear appropriate eye protection to prevent eye contact.

Wash skin: The worker should immediately wash the skin when it becomes contaminated.

Remove: Work clothing that becomes wet should be immediately removed due to its flammability hazard(i.e. for liquids with flash point < 100°F)

Change: No recommendation is made specifying the need for the worker to change clothing after the work shift. (NIOSH, 2016)
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First Aid
Eye: If this chemical contacts the eyes, immediately wash the eyes with large amounts of water, occasionally lifting the lower and upper lids. Get medical attention immediately. Contact lenses should not be worn when working with this chemical.

Skin: If this chemical contacts the skin, promptly wash the contaminated skin with soap and water. If this chemical penetrates the clothing, promptly remove the clothing and wash the skin with soap and water. Get medical attention promptly.

Breathing: If a person breathes large amounts of this chemical, move the exposed person to fresh air at once. If breathing has stopped, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Keep the affected person warm and at rest. Get medical attention as soon as possible.

Swallow: If this chemical has been swallowed, get medical attention immediately. (NIOSH, 2016)

Physical Properties

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Chemical Formula:
  • C8H16O3
Flash Point: 160 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): 0.9 % (USCG, 1999)
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): 8.5 % (USCG, 1999)
Autoignition Temperature: 645 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Melting Point: -82.3 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Vapor Pressure: 0.3 mm Hg (NIOSH, 2016)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): data unavailable
Specific Gravity: 0.942 at 68 ° F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 378 ° F at 760 mm Hg (USCG, 1999)
Molecular Weight: 160.21 (USCG, 1999)
Water Solubility: 1.5 % (NIOSH, 2016)
Ionization Potential: data unavailable
IDLH: data unavailable

AEGLs (Acute Exposure Guideline Levels)

No AEGL information available.

ERPGs (Emergency Response Planning Guidelines)

No ERPG information available.

PACs (Protective Action Criteria)

Chemical PAC-1 PAC-2 PAC-3
Butoxyethanol acetate, 2-; (Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate) (112-07-2) 15 ppm 35 ppm 210 ppm LEL = 8800 ppm
(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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