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Glycol Ethers: Physical & Chemical Hazards

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Chemical Name

CAS-Number

Physical

Chemical

UN Class or Division / Subsidiary Risks

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHER
112-36-7

The substance can form explosive peroxides. •On heating or on burning producing acrid smoke and irritating fumes. •Reacts with strong oxidants

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER
112-34-5

Reacts with strong oxidants, causing fire and explosion hazard

DIETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER
111-77-3

The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. •Reacts with strong oxidants

DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER
34590-94-8

The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides in contact with air. •Reacts violently with strong oxidants

2-ETHOXYETHANOL
110-80-5

The substance can form explosive peroxides. •The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic gas. •Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. •Attacks many plastics and rubber

3

ETHYLENE GLYCOL DIETHYL ETHER
629-14-1

3

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER
111-76-2

The substance can form explosive peroxides. •The substance decomposes, producing toxic fumes. •Reacts with strong oxidants, causing fire and explosion hazard

6.1

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOBUTYL ETHER ACETATE
112-07-2

The vapour mixes well with air

Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard

ETHYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYL ETHER ACETATE
111-15-9

The vapour is heavier than air

Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard

3

ETHYLENE GLYCOL, MONOMETHYL ETHER ACETATE
110-49-6

3

ETHYLENE GLYCOL METHYL ETHER
109-86-4

The substance can form explosive peroxides. •The substance decomposes on burning and on contact with strong caustics, producing toxic gas. •Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard

3

ETHYLENE GLYCOL PHENYL ETHER
122-99-6

The vapour is heavier than air

Reacts with oxidants

ETHYLENE GLYCOL MONOPROPYL ETHER
2807-30-9

The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible

PROPYLENE GLYCOL MONOMETHYL ETHER
107-98-2

The substance can presumably form explosive peroxides. •Reacts with strong oxidants

For UN Class: 1.5 = very insensitive substances which have a mass explosion hazard; 2.1 = flammable gas; 2.3 = toxic gas; 3 = flammable liquid; 4.1 = flammable solid; 4.2 = substance liable to spontaneous combustion; 4.3 = substance which in contact with water emits flammable gases; 5.1 = oxidizing substance; 6.1 = toxic; 7 = radioactive; 8 = corrosive substance

 

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Contents

Preface
Part I. The Body
Part II. Health Care
Part III. Management & Policy
Part IV. Tools and Approaches
Part V. Psychosocial and Organizational Factors
Part VI. General Hazards
Part VII. The Environment
Part VIII. Accidents and Safety Management
Part IX. Chemicals
Part X. Industries Based on Biological Resources
Part XI. Industries Based on Natural Resources
Part XII. Chemical Industries
Part XIII. Manufacturing Industries
Part XIV. Textile and Apparel Industries
Part XV. Transport Industries
Part XVI. Construction
Part XVII. Services and Trade
Part XVIII. Guides