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Chemical Datasheet

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER

Chemical Identifiers

CAS Number UN/NA Number DOT Hazard Label USCG CHRIS Code
  • 111-90-0
none data unavailable
  • DGE
NIOSH Pocket Guide International Chem Safety Card
none
  • DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOETHYL ETHER
NFPA 704
Diamond Hazard Value Description
2
2 0
Blue Health 2 Can cause temporary incapacitation or residual injury.
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
A colorless, slightly viscous liquid with a mild pleasant odor. Flash point near 190°F. Used to make soaps, dyes, and other chemicals.

Hazards

Reactivity Alerts
Air & Water Reactions
Slightly denser than water and soluble in water. Oxidizes readily in air to form unstable peroxides that may explode spontaneously [Bretherick, 1979 p.151-154, 164].
Fire Hazard
This chemical is combustible. (NTP, 1992)
Health Hazard
None expected. (USCG, 1999)
Reactivity Profile
Mixing diethylene glycol monoethyl ether in equal molar portions with any of the following substances in a closed container caused the temperature and pressure to increase: chlorosulfonic acid and oleum, NFPA 1991.
Belongs to the Following Reactive Group(s)
Potentially Incompatible Absorbents

Use caution: Liquids with this reactive group classification have been known to react with the absorbent listed below.

Response Recommendations

Isolation and Evacuation
No information available.
Firefighting
No information available.
Non-Fire Response
No information available.
Protective Clothing
Goggles. (USCG, 1999)
DuPont Tychem® Suit Fabrics
Normalized Breakthrough Times (in Minutes)
Chemical CAS Number State QS QC SL C3 TF TP RC TK RF
2-(2-Ethoxyethoxy) ethanol 111-90-0 Liquid >480 >480
> indicates greater than.

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First Aid
EYES: First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

SKIN: IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms such as redness or irritation develop, IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital for treatment.

INHALATION: IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. If symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop, call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used; if not available, use a level of protection greater than or equal to that advised under Protective Clothing.

INGESTION: DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. If the victim is conscious and not convulsing, give 1 or 2 glasses of water to dilute the chemical and IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center. Be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital if advised by a physician. If the victim is convulsing or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth, ensure that the victim's airway is open and lay the victim on his/her side with the head lower than the body. DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital. (NTP, 1992)

Physical Properties

Chemical Formula:
  • C6H14O3
Flash Point: 205°F (NTP, 1992)
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): 1.2 % at 275°F (NTP, 1992)
Upper Explosive Limit (UEL): 23.5 % at 360°F (NTP, 1992)
Autoignition Temperature: 400°F (USCG, 1999)
Melting Point: -108°F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Pressure: 0.13 mmHg at 77°F (NTP, 1992)
Vapor Density (Relative to Air): 4.62 (NTP, 1992)
Specific Gravity: 0.99 at 68°F (USCG, 1999)
Boiling Point: 396°F at 760 mmHg (NTP, 1992)
Molecular Weight: 134.18 (NTP, 1992)
Water Solubility: greater than or equal to 100 mg/mL at 68°F (NTP, 1992)
Ionization Energy/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
Ethoxyethoxy)ethanol, 2-(2-; (Carbitol cellosolve; Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether) (111-90-0) 75 ppm 100 ppm 450 ppm LEL = 12000 ppm
(DOE, 2018)

Regulatory Information

EPA Consolidated List of Lists

No regulatory information available.

CISA Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)

No regulatory information available.

OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) Standard List

No regulatory information available.

Alternate Chemical Names