|Material Safety Datasheet||CAS No 111-76-2
Date Issued: 2008/08/14
BUTYL OXITOL (EGMBE)
|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 OXITOL (EGMBE)|
|Chemical Name||2-Butoxy ethanol|
|Chemical Family||Glycol ether|
|Synonyms||Butyl cellosolve; Dowanol EB; Butyl oxitol; Jeffersol EB; Ethylene glycol n-butyl ether|
|Un No||2810||Hazchem Code||2r|
|3. Hazards Identification|
|Main Hazard: poisonous
Flammability: Flammable limits in air : 1.1 - 10.6%
Chemical Hazard: can give off poisonous gases if diluted with water
Biological Hazard: not available
Reproductive Hazard: not available
Eye effects: eyes: causes irritation
Health effects - skin: causes irritation
Health effects - ingestion: poisonous ; grade 2
Health effects - inhalation: not available
Carcinogenicity: not available
Mutagenicity: not available
Neurotoxicity: not available
|4. First Aid Measures|
|First Aid Skin||Immediately remove contaminated clothing, including shoes.
Wash affected area with plenty of soap and water for at least 20 minutes.
|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|
|Extinguishing media: Dry chemical, alcohol foam, carbon dioxide
Special hazards: Fire could produce irritating and poisonous gases.
Protective clothing: Self contained breathing apparatus and chemical protective clothing NB structural firefighter's protective clothing is not effective with this product
|6. Accidental Release Measures|
|Full protective clothing including breathing apparatus
Dilute (substance may be washed to drain with a lot of water)
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 spilled material.
Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
Takeup with sand or other noncombustible absorbent material
and place into containers for later disposal.
SMALL DRY SPILLS: With clean shovel place material into clean,
dry container and cover; move container from spill area.
Dike far ahead of liquid spill for later disposal.
|7. Handling And Storage|
|Suitable material: stainless steel
Handling / storage precautions: Separation of at least 3m from corrosives.
Fire separation of 5m from flammable chemicals and oxidising agents.
Storage 10m apart from explosives, organic peroxides.
|8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection|
|Occupational Exposure Limits||T W A OEL-RL SHORT TERM OEL-RL
PPMa) MG/M3b) PPMa) MG/M3b)
--------- --------- --------- ---------
25 120 - - SK
|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|
Odour: mild rancid
pH: not available
Boiling point: 171,2C
Melting point: not available
Flash point: 61C
Autoflammability: Ignition temperature = 472F
Explosive properties: Attacks many metals , liberating hydrogen which forms explosive mixture with air
Oxidizing properties: no
Vapour pressure: not available
Solubility - water: Mixes easily
Solubility - solvent:
Solubility - coefficient:
|10. Stability And Reactivity|
|Conditions to Avoid|
|Incompatible Materials||oxidising agents, flammable and explosive material|
|11. Toxicological Information|
|Acute Toxicity: ingestion,inhalation,skin contact,eye contact
Skin and eye contact: see above
Chronic toxicity: mutagecicity,carcinogenicity,reproduction
Reproductive Hazards: yes
|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|
|UN No||2810||Hazchem Code||2r|
|IMDG-Shipping Name||BUTYL OXITOL|
|IMDG Code||6085.1||IMDG-Packaging Group||III|
|Class||Class: 6.1 Poison Group: III|
|15. Regulatory Information|
|EEC Hazard Classification||6.1|
|Risk Phases||Irritating to respiratory system|
|Safety Phases||Avoid contact with skin and eyes|
|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.|