NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

2-Isopropoxyethanol

CAS
109-59-1

(CH3)2CHOCH2CH2OH

RTECS
KL5075000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Ethylene glycol isopropyl ether; beta-Hydroxyethyl isopropyl ether; Isopropyl Cellosolve®; Isopropyl glycol
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a mild, ethereal odor.
MW: 104.2
BP: 283°F
FRZ: ?
Sol: Miscible
VP: 3 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.90
Fl.P(oc): 92°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IC Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 73F and below 100F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Oxidizers
Measurement Methods
None available
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 (flammable)
Change: No recommendation

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
In animals: irritation eyes, skin; hematuria (blood in the urine), anemia, pulmonary edema
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, blood
See also: INTRODUCTION