NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

2-Ethoxyethyl acetate

CAS
111-15-9

CH3COOCH2CH2OC2H5

RTECS
KK8225000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Cellosolve® acetate; EGEEA; Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether acetate; Glycol monoethyl ether acetate
DOT ID & Guide
1172 / 129

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 0.5 ppm (2.7 mg/m3) [skin]
OSHA PEL: TWA 100 ppm (540 mg/m3) [skin]
IDLH
500 ppm See: 111159
Conversion
1 ppm = 5.41 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a mild odor.
MW: 132.2
BP: 313°F
FRZ: -79°F
Sol: 23%
VP: 2 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.98
Fl.P: 124°F
UEL: ?
LEL: 1.7%

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

Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1450; OSHA 53
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: Water flush promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
NIOSH
Up to 5 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*
Up to 12.5 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 25 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
Up to 500 ppm:
(APF = 1000) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode*
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, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, nose; vomiting; kidney damage; paralysis; in animals: reproductive, teratogenic effects
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system, gastrointestinal tract, reproductive system, hematopoietic system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0364