Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

Product-Specific hazards and other issues :
- This product is of low acute toxicity.
- Not expected to present a significant inhalation hazard under anticipated conditions of normal use.
- Not expected to present a significant skin hazard under anticipated conditions of normal use.
- Can cause severe eye and skin irritation/corrosion.
- Severe overexposure may cause CNS depression.

General advice :
- Always observe self protection methods.
- Move out of dangerous area.
- Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
- Consult a physician if necessary.
- Show the material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.

Inhalation :
- If symptoms are experienced, move victim to fresh air.
- Give oxygen or artificial respiration as needed.
- Obtain medical attention.

Skin contact :
- Remove contaminated shoes and clothing.
- Thoroughly wash effected area with mild soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.

Eye contact :
- Immediately flush the eyes with large amounts of clean low-pressure water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. If pain or irritation persists, promptly obtain medical attention.
- Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.

Ingestion :
- Ingestion unlikely.
- Adverse health effects due to ingestion are not anticipated.
- DO NOT induce vomiting.
- Drink 1 or 2 glasses of water.
- If vomiting does occur, have victim lean forward to reduce risk of aspiration.
- Seek medical attention.

Advice to Physician :
- Treat symptomatically.
- Treatment of overexposure should be directed at the control of symptoms and the clinical condition of the patient.
- Due to the viscosity, this product does not present an aspiration hazard.

Fire-fighting measures

Suitable extinguishing media:
Small fires :
- Use dry chemicals, CO2, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam.
Large fires :
- Use water spray, water fog or alcohol-resistant foam.

Unsuitable extinguishing media :
- Do not use a solid water stream as it may scatter and spread fire.

Specific hazards during fire-fighting :
- Releases vapors at normal ambient temperatures.
- When mixed with air and exposed to ignition source, vapors can burn in open or explode if confined.
- Flammable vapors may be heavier than air.
- Vapors may travel long distances along the ground before reaching a source of ignition and flashing back.
- Eliminate all sources of ignition.
- Assure good ventilation to prevent flammable vapor formation.
- Fight fire from maximum distance or use unmanned hose holders or monitor nozzles.
- Move containers from fire area if you can do it without risk.
- Do not get water inside containers.
- Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after fire is out.
- Withdraw immediately in case of rising sound from venting safety devices or discoloration of tank.
- Always stay away from tanks engulfed in fire.
- Sustained fire attack on vessels may result in a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapour Explosion (BLEVE).
- Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.
- When fighting a fire, notify environmental authorities if liquid enters sewers or public waters.
- Fire residues and contaminated fire extinguishing water must be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Special protection equipment for fire-fighters :
- Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Structural firefighters protective clothing will only provide limited protection.

Accidental release measures

Personal precautions :
- Clean-up to be performed only by trained and properly equipped personnel.
- Wear recommended personal protective equipment.
- Eliminate all sources of ignition.
- Ensure adequate ventilation.
- Keep people away from and upwind of spill/leak.
- Evacuate personnel to safe areas.

Land spillages :
- Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.

Spillages in water or at sea :
- If the product contaminates rivers and lakes or drains inform respective authorities.
- Maritime spillages should be dealt with according to a Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP), as required by MARPOL Annex1 Regulation 26.

Methods for cleaning up :
- Combustible liquid and vapor
- Eliminate all sources of ignition.
- Do not touch or walk through spilled material.
- A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
- Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing.
- Stop leak if you can do it without risk.
- Prevent entry into waterways, sewers, basements or confined areas.
- Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers.
- Use clean non-sparking tools to collect absorbed material.
- Do not get water inside containers.
- Contain/collect rapidly to minimize dispersion.
- Release causes immediate fire/explosion hazard.
- Eliminate all sources of ignition.
- Notify all relevant authorities.

Large spills :
- Contain spill with dike to prevent entry into sewers or waterways.
- Water spray may be used to reduce vapor, but it may not prevent ignition in closed spaces.

Handling and storage

Handling
Advice on safe handling :
- Wear recommended personal protective equipment.
- Keep container tightly closed when not in use.
- The potential for peroxide formation is enhanced when this solvent is used in processes such as distillation.
- Use only non-sparking tools.
- Properly ground containers before beginning transfer.
- Eliminate all sources of ignition.
- All electrical equipment should be grounded and conform to applicable electric codes and regulatory requirements.
- Check atmosphere for explosiveness and oxygen deficiencies.
- Propylene glycol ethers may be transferred into air atmospheres if the temperature of the product and the ambient temperature within the shipping container are both at least 16.7 ºC (30 ºF) less than the product's flash point. After loading, nitrogen blanketing is required if the contents of the transportation container could exceed a temperature of 16.7 ºC (30 ºF) less than the product flash point during any subsequent transportation activities.
- If the product flash point is less than 16.7 ºC (30 ºF) above either the ambient temperature of the transportation container or the storage temperature of the product, the container should be purged and inerted with nitrogen prior to loading and nitrogen blanketed after loading.
- Handle empty containers with care.
- Flammable/combustible residue remains after emptying.
- The purging of all empty shipping containers, regardless of the flashpoint, is recommended when received with air atmospheres.
- Isolate, vent, drain, wash and purge systems or equipment before maintenance or repair.
- Observe precautions pertaining to confined space entry.

Fire-fighting class :
- Combustible.

Requirements for storage areas and containers :
- Store only in tightly closed, properly vented containers away from heat, sparks, open flame and strong oxidizing agents.
- Storage under nitrogen atmosphere is recommended to minimize potential for moisture condensation in the vapor space, and the formation of peroxides.
- This product will absorb water if exposed to air.
- Vapor space above stored liquid may be flammable/explosive unless blanketed with inert gas.
- Store closed drums with bung in up position.
- Some plastics/rubbers are attacked by Glycol Ethers/Ether Esters.
- Keep in properly labeled containers.

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Exposure controls / personal protection

Engineering measures :
- Local exhaust in addition to general room ventilation may be required to meet exposure limit(s).
- If handling results in dust, mist, or aerosols, special ventilation may be required to avoid exceeding exposure limit(s) for nuisance or oil mist particulates.

Personal protective equipment:
Respiratory protection :
- When workers are facing concentrations above the exposure limit they must use appropriate certified respirators.
- Wear a respirator conforming to EN 140 with a particulate pre-filter, type AP or better.
- No special respiratory protection is recommended under anticipated conditions of normal use with adequate ventilation.

Hand protection :
- Wear chemical resistant gloves such as:
- Glove material butyl rubber; material thickness 0.5 mm; break through time ≥ 480 min. Gloves must be replaced after 8 hours of wear.
- The selected protective gloves have to satisfy the European norm standard EN 374.
- Gloves should be discarded and replaced if there is any indication of degradation or chemical breakthrough.

Eye protection :
- Use splash goggles when eye contact due to splashing or spraying liquid is possible.
- The selected goggles or glasses must satisfy the European norm standard EN 166.

Skin and body protection :
- Depending on the conditions of use, protective gloves, apron, boots, head and face protection should be worn.
- The selected protective clothing has to satisfy the standard EN 13034, which describes clothing offering limited 8 hour protection against splashes.
- Use PPE that is chemical resistant to the product and prevents skin contact.

Hygiene measures :
- Selection of appropriate personal protective equipment should be based on an evaluation of the performance characteristics of the protective equipment relative to the task(s) to be performed, conditions present, duration of use, and the hazards and/or potential hazards that may be encountered during use.
- Emergency eye wash fountains and safety showers should be available in the immediate vicinity of any potential exposure.
- Use good personal hygiene practices.
- Wash hands before eating, drinking, smoking, or using toilet facilities.
- Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.

Environmental exposure controls
- If necessary, all contaminated waste water must be treated in a municipal or industrial wastewater treatment plant before release to surface water.
- Chemical removal by air and water pollution control devices must meet the minimum efficiency requirements needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.
- The discharge of treatment plant effluent to rivers and oceans must achieve the dilution ratio needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.
- The size and capacity of wastewater treatment plants must meet the minimum requirements needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.
- Waste management practices such as incineration, recycling, reuse must be enforced as needed to reduce exposures to an acceptable level.
- External treatment and disposal of waste should comply with applicable local and/or national regulations.
- The maximum allowable site tonnage and days of use should be below the number needed to maintain exposures at an acceptable level.

Stability and reactivity

Conditions to avoid :
- Extended contact with air or oxygen.
- Exposure to moisture.
- The potential for peroxide formation is enhanced when this solvent is used in processes such as distillation.
- Reacts with air or water to form peroxides.
- Heat, sparks, open flame, other ignition sources, and oxidizing conditions.
- Ignition may occur at temperatures below those published in the literature as autoignition or ignition temperatures.

Materials to avoid :
- Brass
- Copper
- Aluminum metals
- Strong acids
- Strong oxidizing agents

Hazardous decomposition products :
- Incomplete combustion can result in the production of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other toxic gases.

Thermal decomposition :
- Note: Carbon Monoxide and other toxic vapors.

Hazardous reactions :
- Not expected to occur.
- Note: This material is stable when properly handled and stored.

Disposal considerations

- The product should not be allowed to enter drains, water courses or the soil.
- Contaminated product, soil, or water may be hazardous waste due to potential combustibility.
- Use registered transporters.
- Comply with applicable local, state or international regulations concerning solid or hazardous waste disposal and/or container disposal.