Synonyms: di(Epoxypropyl)ether; bis(2,3-Epoxypropyl)-ether; 2-Epoxypropyl ether; Diallyl ether dioxide; DGE
OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0923
Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 2238-07-5
NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: KN2350000; 34857
Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
Colorless liquid with a strong, irritant odor.
molecular weight: 130
vapor pressure: (77°F): 0.09 mm
boiling point: 500°F
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers
OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
General Industry: 0.5 ppm, 2.8 mg/m3 Ceiling
Construction Industry: 0.5 ppm, 2.8 mg/m3 Ceiling
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.1 ppm, 0.53 mg/m3 TWA; Appendix A4 (Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen)
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.1 ppm TWA, Potential Carcinogen
Potential Symptoms: Eye, respiratory system irritation; skin burns (carcinogenic) In animals: hematopoietic system, lung, liver, kidney damage
Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
Health Effects: Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Lungs, Skin---Marked (HE14) Cumulative systemic toxicity (HE3); Mutagen (HE2)
Affected Organs: Skin, eyes, respiratory system
Industrial hygienists have been concerned about the presence of Diglycidyl Ether during the manufacture of the epoxy resin called Diglycidyl Ether of Bisphenol A. Diglycidyl Ether is not present in this process. The starting compounds are Epichlorohydrin and Bisphenol A.
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