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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 330
Revision Date: July 15, 2015
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Ethylene Glycol

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9762
Signal Word
WARNING
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed (H302).

Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Ethylene glycol

Synonyms: 1,2 Ethanediol
107-21-1 HOCH2CH2OH
62.07
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312).
If inhaled:Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P304+P312).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313).
If on skin: Wash with plenty of water.
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Class IIIB combustible liquid.
Flash point: 111 °C Flammable limits: Lower: 3.2% Upper: 15.3% Autoignition Temperature: 398 °C
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
H-1
F-1
R-0
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or absorbent material and deposit in a sealed bag or container. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Organic #2. Store with alcohols, glycols, amines and amides.
Hygroscopic. Store in a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure Guidelines: Ceiling (as aerosol) 100 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Viscous, colorless liquid. Sweet antifreeze-like odor.
Soluble: Water, alcohol, and acetone
Vapor pressure: 0.06 mm Hg
Vapor density: 2.1
Boiling point: 197 °C
Melting point: -13 °C
Refractive index: 1.4318
Specific gravity: 1.1135
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong oxidizers, strong bases, heat, open flame, or any source of ignition.
Shelf life: Fair, hygroscopic. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Route of entry: inhalation, ingestion, skin and eye contact
Acute effects: Toxic, irritant, nausea, headache, vomiting.
Chronic effects: Reproductive hazard.
Target organs: Liver, kidneys, central nervous system.
ORL-CAT LD50: 1650 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: 9530 mg/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #18b is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Ethylene glycol Hazard class: 9. UN number: UN3082. Packing group III
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (203-473-3).
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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