NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Phenyl glycidyl ether



Synonyms & Trade Names

1,2-Epoxy-3-phenoxy propane; Glycidyl phenyl ether; PGE; Phenyl 2,3-epoxypropyl ether
DOT ID & Guide


NIOSH REL: Ca C 1 ppm (6 mg/m3) [15-minute] See Appendix A
OSHA PEL: TWA 10 ppm (60 mg/m3)
Ca [100 ppm] See: 122601
1 ppm = 6.14 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid. [Note: A solid below 38°F.]
MW: 150.1
BP: 473°F
FRZ: 38°F
Sol: 0.2%
VP: 0.01 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 1.11
Fl.P: 248°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIB Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Strong oxidizers, amines, strong acids, strong bases
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1619; 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
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(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
(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
Irritation eyes, skin; upper respiratory system; skin sensitization; narcosis; possible hematopoietic, reproductive effects; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, central nervous system, hematopoietic system, reproductive system

Cancer Site
[in animals: nasal cancer]
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0188   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0183