Raw material for printing inks and printing ink additives, Paint related material


  • Colour Colourless
  • Odour Alcohol-like
  • pH 7; Neutral
  • Melting point/range -89 °C
  • Boiling point/boiling range 117 °C
  • Flash point 32 °C; Closed cup
  • Autoignition temperature 343 °C
  • Lower explosion limit 1.4 %(V)
  • Upper explosion limit 11.2 %(V)
  • Vapour pressure 5.31 hPa
  • Density 0.808 g/cm3; 20 °C
  • Water solubility Completely soluble
  • Solubility in other solvents Partly soluble

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    General advice
    If you feel unwell, seek medical advice (show the label where possible).
    Move to fresh air in case of accidental inhalation of vapours. In case of shortness of breath, give oxygen. If breathing is irregular or stopped, administer artificial respiration. Call a physician immediately.
    Skin contact
    Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician immediately.
    Eye contact
    Rinse immediately with plenty of running water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes Remove contact lenses. Call a physician immediately.Ingestion
    If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.Suitable extinguishing media
    Water spray, Dry powder, Alcohol-resistant foam
    Specific hazards during firefighting
    Flash back possible over considerable distance. Do not allow run-off from fire fighting to enter drains or water courses.
    Special protective equipment for firefighters
    Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit.
    Further information
    Standard procedure for chemical fires. In the event of fire, cool tanks with water spray.Personal precautions
    Use personal protective equipment. Do not breathe vapours or spray mist. Ensure adequate ventilation. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.
    Environmental precautions
    Avoid subsoil penetration. Do not flush into surface water or sanitary sewer system.
    Methods for cleaning up
    Soak up with inert absorbent material (e.g. sand, silica gel, acid binder, universal binder, sawdust). The material taken up must be disposed of in accordance with regulations.Safe handling advice
    Wear personal protective equipment. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.
    Advice on protection against fire and explosion
    Use explosion-proof equipment. Provide sufficient air exchange and/or exhaust in work rooms. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.Requirements for storage areas and containers
    Keep containers tightly closed in a cool, well-ventilated place. Keep away from sources of ignition – No smoking.

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