Material Safety Data Sheet

ACC# 96171
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: 2-Phenoxyethanol
Catalog Numbers: AC130240000, AC130240010, AC130240050, AC130242500, AC417280000, AC417281000 AC417281000, AC417285000, AC417290000, AC417290010, AC417290030, AC417290050 AC417290050, AC417290200
Ethylene glycol monophenyl ether.
Company Identification:

              Acros Organics N.V.
              One Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
122-99-6 2-Phenoxyethanol 90+ 204-589-7

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: clear, colorless liquid.
Warning! Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye irritation.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system, liver, eyes.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation. Causes redness and pain.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Inhalation: Causes respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Chronic: May cause liver and kidney damage. Exposure to high concentrations may cause central nervous system depression.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Get medical aid. Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting. Get medical aid immediately. Call a poison control center.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do not use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting 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: Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Flash Point: 130 deg C ( 266.00 deg F)
Autoignition Temperature: 430 deg C ( 806.00 deg F)
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 1; Instability: 0

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. vermiculite, sand or earth), then place in suitable container. Provide ventilation. Do not let this chemical enter the environment.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: Use with adequate ventilation. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
2-Phenoxyethanol none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: 2-Phenoxyethanol: 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: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Liquid
Appearance: clear, colorless
Odor: Faint aromatic odor
pH: 8 - 9 (10g/100mL water/MeOH)
Vapor Pressure: 0.04 mbar @ 20 deg C
Vapor Density: 4.8 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 29 mPa @ 20 deg C
Boiling Point: 237 deg C @ 760 mmHg
Freezing/Melting Point:11 - 13 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: 30 g/L (20C)
Specific Gravity/Density:1.100
Molecular Formula:C8H10O2
Molecular Weight:138.17

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, acid chlorides, acid anhydrides.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 122-99-6: KM0350000
CAS# 122-99-6:
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 6 mg Moderate;
     Draize test, rabbit, eye: 250 ug/24H Severe;
     Draize test, rabbit, skin: 500 mg/24H Mild;
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 933 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 1260 mg/kg;
     Skin, rabbit: LD50 = 5 mL/kg;
     Skin, rat: LD50 = 14422 mg/kg;

CAS# 122-99-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. Fish toxicity: LC50 (96 hr) fathead minnow 345 mg/lInvertebrate toxicity: LC50 (5 min) Photobacterium phosphoreum 32.4 ppm Microtox test.[The Dictionary of Substances and their Effects, 1992]
Environmental: Terrestrial: 2-phenoxyethanol is readily biodegradable, will evaporate slowly from surfaces. Aquatic: Readily biodegradable. Aquatic hydrolysis, volatilization direct photolysis, bioconcentration, and adsorption to sediment are not expected to be important. Atmospheric: Expected to exist almost entirley in the vapor phase in the ambient atmosphere, half-life 11.6 hr. Not expected to bioconcentrate. biological screening study have indicated that 2-phenoxyethanol is readily biodegradable(1). 2-Phenoxyethanol may leach readily in
Physical: No information available.
Other: Do not empty into drains.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

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 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: Not Regulated Not Regulated
Hazard Class:
UN Number:
Packing Group:

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 122-99-6 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
     CAS# 122-99-6: Effective 7/1/83, Sunset 7/1/93
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.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 122-99-6: immediate, delayed.
Section 313
     This material contains 2-Phenoxyethanol (listed as Glycol ethers), 90+%, (CAS# 122-99-6) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
     CAS# 122-99-6 (listed as Glycol ethers (except for EGBE)) 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# 122-99-6 can be found on the following state right to know lists: New Jersey, (listed as Glycol ethers), Pennsylvania, (listed as Glycol ethers).

California Prop 65

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.
     R 36 Irritating to eyes.

Safety Phrases:

     S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
     water and seek medical advice.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 122-99-6: 1
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 122-99-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 122-99-6 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 6/16/1999
Revision #5 Date: 2/15/2008

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