NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

n-Butyl glycidyl ether

CAS
2426-08-6

C7H14O2

RTECS
TX4200000
Synonyms & Trade Names

BGE; 1,2-Epoxy-3-butoxypropane
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: C 5.6 ppm (30 mg/m3) [15-minute]
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (270 mg/m3)
IDLH
250 ppm See: 2426086
Conversion
1 ppm = 5.33 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with an irritating odor.
MW: 130.2
BP: 327°F
FRZ: ?
Sol: 2%
VP(77°F): 3 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.91
Fl.P: 130°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100F and below 140F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers, strong caustics
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1616; OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
NIOSH
Up to 56 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*
Up to 140 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
Up to 250 ppm:
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, nose; skin sensitization; narcosis; possible hematopoietic effects; central nervous system depression
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, blood
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0115   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0032