Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Ethylene Glycol
Catalog Numbers: AC410010040, AC410010200, S80005,
S80005-1, S80005-2, BP230 1, BP230 4, BP230-1, BP230-4, BP2301, BP2304, E177 20,
E177 4, E177-20, E177-4, E17720, E1774, E178 1, E178 200, E178 4, E178 500,
E178-1, E178-200, E178-4, E178-500, E1781, E178200, E178200001, E1784,
E1784LOT003, E178500, E178J4, S79007, S800051, S800052, ZZE1785C15
Synonyms: 1,2-Dihydroxyethane, 1,2-Ethanediol, Ethylene alcohol,
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 22
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: clear, colorless. May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause
respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause kidney damage. May cause
central nervous system effects. May cause cardiac disturbances. This substance
has caused adverse reproductive and fetal effects in animals.
Hygroscopic. Warning! Harmful or fatal if swallowed.
Target Organs: Kidneys, heart, central nervous system.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause moderate eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual
Ingestion: May cause nausea and
vomiting. Toxicity follows 3-stage progression. (1) involves central nervous
system effects including paralysis of eye muscles, convulsions, and coma.
Metabolic acidosis and cerebral swelling may also occur. (2) involves
cardiopulmonary system with symptoms of hypertension, rapid heart beat, and
possible cardiac failure. (3) involves severe kidney abnormalities including
possible renal failure.
Inhalation: May cause respiratory
tract irritation. Heated or misted substance may cause headache, irregular eye
movements, and possible coma.
Chronic: May cause kidney
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least
15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from
exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or
other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician: Ethanol may
inhibit methanol metabolism.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and
collect in low or confined areas.
Extinguishing Media: In
case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam.
Water or foam may cause frothing. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material
(e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Remove all
sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Avoid contact with eyes,
skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a
cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep
airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
||C 100 mg/m3 (aerosol)
||no established RELs - see Appendix D
OSHA Vacated PELs: Ethylene
glycol: C 50 ppm; C 125 mg/m3
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29
CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator regulations
found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or
European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: clear, colorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: .05 mm Hg @ 20C
Vapor Density: 2.1 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 21cP @ 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 195 deg C @
Freezing/Melting Point:-13 deg C
Temperature: 410 deg C ( 770.00 deg F)
Flash Point: 111 deg C (
231.80 deg F)
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Rating: (estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 1; Reactivity: 0
Explosion Limits, Lower:3.20 vol %
Upper: 15.30 vol %
Solubility: soluble in water
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible
materials, ignition sources, moisture, excess heat.
with Other Materials: Chlorosulfonic acid, dimethyl terephthalate, oleum,
phosphorus pentasulfide, silvered-copper wire, sodium hydroxide, sulfuric acid,
titanium butoxide. Causes ignition at room temperature with chromium trioxide,
potassium permanganate, and sodium peroxide. Causes ignition at 100C with
ammonium dichromate, silver chlorate, sodium chloride, and uranyl nitrate.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, irritating and
toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has
not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 107-21-1: KW2975000
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 500 mg/24H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit,
eye: 100 mg/1H Mild;
Draize test, rabbit, eye: 1440 mg/6H Moderate;
mouse: LD50 = 5500 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 4700 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50
= 9530 uL/kg;
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen (aerosol)
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data
Reproductive Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data
Other Studies: Please refer to RTECS KW2975000 for
Section 12 -
Fish: Rainbow trout: LC50 = 41000 mg/L; 96 Hr.; Unspecified Bluegill/Sunfish:
LC50 = 27500-41000 mg/L; 96 Hr.; Unspecified Goldfish: LC50 = 27500-41000 mg/L;
96 Hr.; Unspecified flea LC50 = 46300 mg/L; 48 Hr.; Unspecified ria:
Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 =620 mg/L; 30 minutes; Microtox test Goldfish
LD50= >5000mg/L/24Hr Guppies LC50= 493,000ppm/7D Shrimp (salt water) LC50=
Environmental: On soil, substance may leach to
groundwater and biodegrade rapidly. In water, substance readily biodegrades. In
air, substance reacts with hydroxyl radicals (T1/2= 1 day). Substance is not
expected to bioconcentrate in marine life.
Physical: No information
Other: Please refer to the Handbook of Envirnmental Fate
and Exposure Data for additional information.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 107-21-1 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CAS# 107-21-1: final RQ = 5000 pounds (2270 kg)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 107-21-1: acute, chronic.
material contains Ethylene glycol (CAS# 107-21-1, 99 0%),which is subject to the
reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
CAS# 107-21-1 is listed as a hazardous air
pollutant (HAP). This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as
Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are
listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the
chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 107-21-1 can be found on the following state right to
know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota,
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals
in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
Harmful if swallowed.
CAS# 107-21-1: 0
CAS# 107-21-1 is
listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 107-21-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2A.
CAS# 107-21-1 is listed
on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
107-21-1: OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 60 mg/m3;STEL 120 mg/m3 OEL-BELGIU
M:STEL 50 ppm
(127 mg/m3) OEL-DENMARK:STEL 50 ppm (130 mg/m3) OEL-DE
NMARK:TWA 10 mg/m3
OEL-FINLAND:TWA 10 mg/m3;STEL 20 mg/m3 OEL-FINLAN
D:TWA 50 ppm (125
mg/m3);STEL 75 ppm (190 mg/m3) OEL-FRANCE:STEL 50 p
pm (125 mg/m3)
OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 50 mg/m3;Skin OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TW
A 10 mg/m3 OEL-THE
NETHERLANDS:TWA 50 ppm (125 mg/m3) OEL-RUSSIA:STE
L 5 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 50
ppm (130 mg/m3);STEL 75 ppm (19 mg/m3) O
EL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1 mg/m3
OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 50 ppm (125 mg/m3) OE
L-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 mg/m3
OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 60 mg/m3;STEL 12
5 mg/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA,
JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL
IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #2 Date: 8/02/2000
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