Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Ethylene glycol
Catalog Numbers: AC410010040, AC410010200, S79007, S80005,
S800051, BP230-1, BP230-4, E177-20, E177-4, E178-1, E178-200, E178-4, E178-500,
E178J4, E1844, S800052, ZZE1785C15
1,2-Ethanediol; Ethylene alcohol; Ethylene dihydrate.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information, call: 201-796-7100
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Risk Phrases: 22
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: clear, colorless liquid. May cause kidney damage. May cause
central nervous system effects. May cause cardiac disturbances. Hygroscopic
(absorbs moisture from the air). Warning! Harmful or fatal if
swallowed. May cause eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation.
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 sys
tem effects including paralysis of eye muscles, convulsions, and coma. Metabolic
acidosis and cerebral swelling may also occur. (2) invol ves cardiopulmonary
system with symptoms of hypertension, rapid heart beat, and possible cardiac
failure. (3) involves severe kidney abnorm alities including possible renal
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 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 and move 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.
Flash Point: 111 deg C ( 231.80 deg F)
Temperature: 410 deg C ( 770.00 deg F)
Lower:3.20 vol %
Upper: 15.30 vol %
Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 1; Instability: 0
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. Provide
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: 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.
||100 mg/m3 Ceiling (aerosol only)
OSHA Vacated PELs: Ethylene
glycol: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
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.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to
prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA respirator
regulations found in 29 CFR 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 @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 2.1 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 21cP @ 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 195 deg C @ 760
Freezing/Melting Point:-13 deg C
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Moisture,
Incompatibilities 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.
Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
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: 0.012 ppm/3D;
rabbit, eye: 1440 mg/6H Moderate;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5500 mg/kg;
rat: LD50 = 4700 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 9530 uL/kg;
ACGIH: A4 - Not
Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen (aerosol)
Epidemiology: No data
Teratogenicity: An expert panel convened by the NTP's
Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction concluded 2/13/03 that
developmental and reproductive risks stemming from exposure to the chemicals
propylene glycol and ethylene glycol are negligible.
Effects: No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: Please
refer to RTECS KW2975000 for additional information.
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.
Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 107-21-1: 5000 lb final
RQ; 2270 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous
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%),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, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
Harmful if swallowed.
CAS# 107-21-1: 0
Canada - DSL/NDSL
107-21-1 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure
CAS# 107-21-1 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure
CAS# 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
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
A 10 mg/m3 OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 50 ppm (125 mg/m3)
L 5 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 50 ppm (130 mg/m3);STEL 75 ppm (19
EL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1 mg/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 50 ppm (125 mg/m3)
L-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 10 mg/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 60 mg/m3;STEL 12
mg/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL
ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #3 Date: 1/21/2003
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