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Butyl cellosolve acetate

General Description

  • Synonyms: Ethylene glycol monobutyl ether acetate; 2-Butoxyethanol acetate; 2-Butoxyethyl acetate; Acetic acid, 2-butoxyethyl ester; Ethylene glycol butyl ether acetate; Ektasolve EB Acetate
  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0472
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 112-07-2
  • NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: KJ8925000; 34277
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • colorless liquid
    • molecular weight: 160.21
    • odor threshold: 0.1 ppm
    • molecular formula: C8H16O3
    • boiling point: 192°C
    • flash point: 71°C (160°F) (closed cup); 88°C (190°F) (open cup)

Exposure Limits

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 5 ppm TWA(skin)

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Charcoal Tube (100/50 mg sections, 20/40 mesh)
  • analytical solvent: (95:5) Methylene Chloride/Methanol
  • maximum volume: 48 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 0.1 L/min
  • current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
  • method reference: 2 (OSHA 83)
  • sampling and analytical error: 0.09
  • method classification: Fully Validated
Secondary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SAM2):
  • Instrumentation
  • company: Infrared Spectrophotometer
  • part #: MIRAN 103
  • range: 0-100 ppm @ 8.07 um
  • class: Mfg

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