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Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether

Description Top

CAS number 109-86-4
UN number 1188
Chemical formula C3H8O2
Standard European Behaviour Classification (SEBC) Dissolves (D)
Abilities Miscible in water.
GESAMP Hazard profile
A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 E1 E2 E3
NI NI NI NI NI NI NI NI NI NI D NI

Marine pollution Classification (MARPOL Annex II)
Category Description
Other Substances Substances which have been evaluated and found to fall outside Category X, Y or Z because they are considered to present no harm to marine resources, human health, amenities or other legitimate uses of the sea when discharged into the sea from tank cleaning of deballasting operations. The discharge of bilge or ballast water or other residues or mixtures containing these substances are not subject to any requirements of MARPOL Annex II.

Alternate names for this chemical
2-Methoxyethanol
Methyl Cellosolve
Methyl Oxitol
Methylglycol
Dowanol Em
Ethylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether
Ether Monomethylique De L'Ethylene Glycol


Physico-chemical properties Top

Chemical formula C3H8O2
Molar mass 76.095 [g/mol]
Critical molar volume 0.000263 [m³/mol]
State Liquid at 25°C and 1 atm
Fusion temperature -85.1 [°C]
Boiling temperature 124.1 [°C]
Critical temperature 597.6 [°C]
Density
964.7 [Kg/m³] at a temperature of 20°C
Surface tension
30.84 [mN/m] at a temperature of 25°C
Hydrosolubility
1000000 [mg/l] at a temperature of 25°C and salinity of 0‰
Vapour pressure
826 [Pa] at a temperature of 20°C
Critical pressure 5285000 [Pa]
Vapour density 2.62
Flash point (Pensky-Martens closed cup) 42 [°C]
Lower explosivity limit (LEL) 2.3 [%]
Upper explosivity limit (UEL) 24.5 [%]
Vaporization enthalpy
493331 [J/Kg] at a temperature of 124.1°C
593600 [J/Kg] at a temperature of 25°C
Combustion enthalpy 21980699 [J/Kg]
Specific heat capacity 2249 [J/(Kg·K)]
Henry's constant 0.033 [mol/(m³·Pa)]


Behaviour Top

Log Kow -0.77
Log Koc 0
Hydrolysis (Half-life) Not hydrolysable
Aqueous photolysis (Half-life) Not photolysable
Standard European Behaviour Classification (SEBC) Dissolves (D)
Bioconcentration factor (BCF) 3


Ecotoxicity Top

Lowest median lethal concentration (LC50) on crustacean 1000 [mg/l]
Lowest median lethal concentration (LC50) on fishes > 10000 [mg/l]
Assessment factor (AF)
500 on the short-term
Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)
1000 [µg/l] on the short-term


Hazards Top

Flammable
Harmful
Health Hazard

Danger

Hazards statements
Physical
H226
Flammable liquid and vapour.
Health
H302
Harmful if swallowed.
H312
Harmful in contact with skin.
H332
Harmful if inhaled.
H360
May damage fertility or the unborn child.

Precautionary statements
Prevention
P201
Obtain special instructions before use.
P202
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
P210
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. No smoking.
P233
Keep container tightly closed.
P240
Ground/bond container and receiving equipment.
P241
Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/.../equipment.
P242
Use only non-sparking tools.
P243
Take precautionary measures against static discharge.
P261
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P264
Wash ... thoroughly after handling.
P270
Do no eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P271
Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P281
Use personal protective equipment as required.
Response
P312
Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
P322
Specific measures (see ... on this label).
P330
Rinse mouth.
P363
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
P301 + P312
IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
P302 + P352
IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P303 + P361 + P353
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
P304 + P340
IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P308 + P313
IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P370 + P378
In case of fire: Use ... for extinction.
Storage
P405
Store locked up.
P403 + P235
Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep cool.
Disposal
P501
Dispose of contents/container to ...


GESAMP Top

GESAMP Hazard profile
A1 A2 B1 B2 C1 C2 C3 D1 D2 D3 E1 E2 E3
NI NI NI NI NI NI NI NI NI NI D NI

A1: Bioaccumulation
Rating Description
NI No Information
A1a:
Rating Description
NI No Information
A1b:
Rating Description
NI No Information
A2: Biodegradation
Rating Description
NI No Information
B1: Acute aquatic toxicity
Rating Description
NI No Information
B2: Chronic aquatic toxicity
Rating Description
NI No Information
C1: Acute oral toxicity
Rating Description
NI No Information
C2: Acute dermal toxicity (skin contact)
Rating Description
NI No Information
C3: Acute inhalation toxicity
Rating Description
NI No Information
D1: Skin irritation or corrosion
Rating Description
NI No Information
D2: Eye irritation
Rating Description
NI No Information
D3: Long-term health effects
Notation Hazard endpoint Description GHS category
No Information
E1: Tainting of seafood
Rating Description
NI No Information
E2: Behaviour of chemicals in the marine environment
Rating Description
D Dissolves
E3: Interference with the use of coastal amenities
Rating Description
NI No Information

GHS Security Information

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Health Hazard

Danger

  About the project

HNS-MS is a decision-support tool that Belgian and French maritime authorities as well as coastguard stations can activate in order to forecast the drift, fate and behavior of acute marine pollution by Harmful Noxious Substances (HNS) accidentally released in the marine system.

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EU flagHNS-MS has been funded by DG-ECHO under agreement ECHO/SUB/2014/693705 and runs from 1 January 2015 to 31 March 2017.