Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether for synthesis
2-Butoxyethanol ; Butyl glycol
MERCK Schuchardt
CAS :111-76-2
Water pollution class :1
Hazard / Symptom
Hazard Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to respiratory system.
After inhalation Irritations of the mucous membranes, coughing, and dyspnoea.
After swallowing irritations of mucous membranes in the mouth, pharynx, oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract.
Additional informations Danger of skin absorption.
Protective equipments / General working measures
Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Accidental release measures / Fire-fighting measures
Person-related precautionary measures Do not inhale vapours/aerosols. Ensure supply of fresh air in enclosed rooms.
Environmental-protection measures Do not allow to enter sewerage system.
Procedures for cleaning / absorption Take up with liquid-absorbent material (e.g. Chemizorb ). Forward for disposal. Clean up affected area.
Suitable extinguishing media Water, CO2, foam, powder.
First aid
After inhalation fresh air.
After skin contact wash off with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing.
After eye contact rinse out with plenty of water with the eyelid held wide open.
After swallowing make victim drink plenty of water, induce vomiting, summon doctor.
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