|Material Safety Datasheet||CAS No 124-17-4
Date Issued: 2008/08/14
BUTYL (DI) GLYCOL ACETATE
|Name||Protea Chemicals - Cape||Emergency Tel||082-490-5011|
|Address||54 Killarney Avenue||Tel||021-550-8100|
|1.Product and Company Identification|
|Trade / Commercial Name||BUTYL (DI) GLYCOL ACETATE|
|Chemical Name||2-(2-Butoxyethoxy)ethyl acetate|
|Synonyms||Diethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate; Butyl Carbitol Acetate|
|Un No||Hazchem Code||***|
|Hazardous Components||butyl diglycol acetate|
|3. Hazards Identification|
|Some may burn but none ignite readily. Some may polymerize (P) explosively when heated or involved in a fire.
Containers may explode when heated. Some may be transported hot.
Inhalation of material may be harmful. Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control may cause pollution.
|4. First Aid Measures|
|First Aid Skin||Immediately remove contaminated clothing, including shoes.
Flush body with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Have victim lie down and keep warm.
|First Aid Eyes||Flush eyes with water for 15 minutes.
Hold eyelids open while washing.
|First Aid Ingested||Not applicable.|
|First Aid Inhalation||IMMEDIATELY remove to fresh air.
If not breathing give artificial respiration.
If breathing of victim is difficult administer oxygen for a maximum period of one hour.
|5. Fire Fighting Measures|
|Small Fires: Dry chemical, CO2, water spray or regular foam.
Large Fires: Water spray, fog or regular foam.
Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
Do not scatter spilled material with high pressure water streams.
Dike fire-control water for later disposal.
Fire involving Tanks: Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank.
ALWAYS stay away from the ends of tanks.
Isolate spill or leak area immediately for at least 10 to 25 metres (30 to 80 feet) in all directions.
Keep unauthorized personnel away. Stay upwind.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Structural firefighters' protective clothing will only provide limited protection.
If ROAD OR RAIL TANKER is involved in a fire, ISOLATE for 800 metres (1/2 mile) in all directions;
also, consider initial evacuation for 800 metres (1/2 mile) in all directions.
|6. Accidental Release Measures|
Restrict access to area.
Provide adequate protective equipment and ventilation.
Remove sources of heat and flame.
Notify occupational and environmental authorities.
SPILL OR LEAK:
Do not touch or walk through spilled material.
Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
Prevent dust cloud.
Avoid inhalation of asbestos dust.
Small Dry Spills
With clean shovel place material into clean, dry container and cover loosely; move containers from spill area.
Take up with sand or other noncombustible absorbent material and place into containers for later disposal.
Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal.
Cover powder spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading.
Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
|7. Handling And Storage|
|Storage in the same room or space with EXPLOSIVES is prohibited.|
|8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection|
|Occupational Exposure Limits||No exposure limits established.|
|Controls||The control measures appropriate for a particular worksite depend
on how this material is used and on the extent of exposure.
The best protection is to enclose operations and/or provide
local exhaust ventilation at the site of chemical release.
Use a non-sparking, grounded ventilation system separate from other
exhaust ventilation systems. Exhaust directly to the outside.
Supply sufficient replacement air to make up for air removed.
Have a safety shower/eye wash fountain readily available in the immediate work area
|Personal Protection||If engineering controls and work practices are not effective in
controlling this material, then wear suitable personal protection
equipment, including chemical safety goggles & face shield, boots,
imperious gloves, coveralls, & respiratory protection.
Have appropriate equipment available for use in emergencies.
|9. Physical & Chemical Properties|
|10. Stability And Reactivity|
|Conditions to Avoid|
|11. Toxicological Information|
|Inhalation of material may be harmful.
Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes.
|12. Ecological Information|
|No ecological problems are expected when the product is handled and used with due care.|
|13. Disposal Considerations|
|Disposal Method Product||There are no uniform EC regulations for the disposal of chemicals or residues.
Chemical residues generally count as special waste.
The disposal of the latter is regulated in the EC member countries through corresponding laws and regulations.
We recommend that you contact the authorities in charge or approved
waste disposal companies which will advise you on how to dispose of special waste.
|Disposal Method Packaging||Disposal in accordance with local legal provisions.|
|14. Transport Information|
|IMDG-Shipping Name||BUTYL (DI) GLYCOL ACETATE|
|Class||Class: 9 Miscellaneous Group: III|
|15. Regulatory Information|
|EEC Hazard Classification||9|
|Risk Phases||Harmful by inhalation and in contact with skin|
|Safety Phases||Avoid contact with skin|
|National Legislation||Not regulated|
|16. Other Information|
|Reason for Alteration: General update.
The information contained herein is based on the present state of our knowledge.
It characterizes the product with regard to the appropriate safety precautions.
It does not represent a guarantee of the properness of the product.
|All information is given in good faith but without guarantee in respect of accuracy & no responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions or the consequences thereof.|