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General Description

Synonyms: Glycidyl phenyl ether; Phenyl epoxypropyl ether; 1,2-Epoxy-3- phenoxy-propane; PGE

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 2057

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 122-60-1

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: TZ3675000; 66021

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, Phenyl glycidyl ether: chemical description, physical properties, potentially hazardous incompatibilities, and more

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

colorless liquid
molecular weight: 150
vapor pressure: 0.01 mm
boiling point: 473°F
melting point: 38°F

Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers, amines, strong acids, strong bases

Exposure Limits

OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):

General Industry: 10 ppm, 60 mg/m3

Construction Industry: 10 ppm, 60 mg/m3 TWA

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.1 ppm, 0.6 mg/m3 TWA (Skin)

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): Potential Carcinogen, 1 ppm Ceiling (15 min)

Health Factors

Potential Symptoms: Skin irritation, sensitization; eye, upper respiratory irritation; narcosis; (carcinogenic)

Health Effects: Irritation-Eye, Nose, Throat, Skin---Moderate (HE15) Skin sensitization (HE3) Narcosis (HE8); Mutagen (HE2)

Affected Organs: Skin, eyes, CNS

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):

  • sampling media: Charcoal Tube (100/50 mg sections, 20/40 mesh)
    analytical solvent: Carbon Disulfide
    maximum volume: 50 Liters
    maximum flow rate:
    1.0 L/min
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/FID
    method reference: 1 (NIOSH 1619 [21 KB PDF, 4 pages])
    sampling and analytical error: 0.09
    method classification: Partially Validated

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