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Material Safety Data Sheet
Ethylene Glycol P.A.

ACC# 95630
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Ethylene Glycol P.A.
Catalog Numbers: AC295530000, AC295530010, AC295530025
1,2-Dihydroxyethane, 1,2-Ethanediol, Ethylene alcohol, Ethylene dihydrate.
Company Identification:

       Acros Organics N.V.
       One Reagent Lane
       Fairlawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For information in Europe, call: 0032(0) 14575211
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
For emergencies outside the US, call: 0032(0) 14575299

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
107-21-1Ethylene glycol 99 203-473-3
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases:

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear. Caution! Hygroscopic. This substance has causedadverse reproductive and fetal effects in animals. May cause kidneydamage. May cause central nervous system effects. May cause eye andskin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tractirritation. May cause cardiac disturbances.
Target Organs: Kidneys, heart, central nervoussystem, liver.

Potential Health Effects

Eye: May cause moderate eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
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 injury.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. 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 - Firefighting Measures

General Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear.
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.
Autoignition Temperature: 410 deg C (770.00 deg F)
Flash Point: 111 deg C (231.80 deg F)
NFPA Rating: health-1; flammability-1; reactivity-0 Explosion Limits, Lower: 3.20 vol % Upper: 15.30 vol %

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

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 skin and eyes. 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

Engineering Controls: Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Ethylene glycolaerosol: 100 mg/m3no established RELs - see Appendix Dnone listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Ethylene glycol: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
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.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear
Odor: odorless
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: .05 mm Hg @ 20C
Vapor Density: 2.1 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:
Viscosity: mPas 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 195760.00 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-13 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: soluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density:1.1200g/cm3
Molecular Formula:C2H6O2
Molecular Weight:

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, ignition sources, moisture, excess heat.
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.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 107-21-1: KW2975000
CAS# 107-21-1:
Inhalation, rat: LC50 =10876 mg/kg;
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 5500 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 4700 mg/kg;
Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 9530 mg/kg;
CAS# 107-21-1:
ACGIH: A4 - not classifiable as a human carcinogen
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
Reproductive Effects: There has been adverse reproductive effects in animals.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: Please refer to RTECS KW2975000 for additional information.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Goldfish LD50= >5000mg/L/24Hr Guppies LC50= 493,000ppm/7D Shrimp (salt water) LC50= >100ppm/48Hr
Environmental Fate: 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/Chemical: No information available.
Other: Please refer to the Handbook of Envirnmental Fate and Exposure Data for additional information.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration ofContaminants: None listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity ReferenceLevels: None listed.
RCRA F-Series: None listed.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.

Section 14 - Transport Information

Shipping Name:No information available.Not regulated as a hazardous material.Not regulated as a hazardous material.Not regulated as a hazardous material.No information available.
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 107-21-1 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 107-21-1: acute, chronic.
Section 313
This 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.
Clean Water Act:
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, Massachusetts.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
Safety Phrases:

S 2 Keep out of reach of children.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 107-21-1: 0
CAS# 107-21-1 is listed on Canada's DSL/NDSL List.
WHMIS: Not available.
CAS# 107-21-1 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
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 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

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 12/08/1995
Revision #3 Date: 3/12/1998
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