| **** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****|
| CAS# | Chemical Name | % | EINECS# |
| 60-29-7 |Ethyl ether | Balance | 200-467-2 |
| 1730-25-2 |Allylmagnesium bromide | <15.0 | 217-046-4 |
Text for R-phrases: see Section 16
Hazard Symbols: XI F+
Risk Phrases: 11 19 36/37/38
**** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****
Highly flammable. May form explosive peroxides. Irritating to eyes,
respiratory system and skin.Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the
air).Air sensitive.Light sensitive.
Potential Health Effects
May cause eye irritation. Causes moderate eye irritation. Causes
redness and pain.
May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause defatting of the skin and
dermatitis. May be absorbed through the skin. Causes severe skin
irritation and possible burns.
Aspiration hazard. May cause irritation of the digestive tract.
Symptoms may include: headache, excitement, fatigue, nausea,
vomiting, stupor, and coma. May cause central nervous system
depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache,
dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause
collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory
failure. Aspiration of material into the lungs may cause chemical
pneumonitis, which may be fatal. May be harmful if swallowed. May be
harmful if swallowed.
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system
effects characterized by nausea, headache, dizziness, unconsciousness
and coma. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Vapors may cause
dizziness or suffocation. May be absorbed through the lungs. Causes
irritation of the mucous membrane and upper respiratory tract.
Inhalation may cause irritation of the nose and throat, vomiting,
irregular respiration, dizziness, drowsiness, unconsciousness and
possible death due to respiratory paralysis.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause defatting and
dermatitis. Prolonged or repeated exposure can cause psychic
abnormalities such as anxiety, depression and excitability.
Laboratory experiments have resulted in mutagenic effects. May cause
kidney damage. Prolonged exposure to high vapor concentrations may
cause eye injury.
**** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Immediately flush
eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally
lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid immediately. Flush skin with plenty of water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes
while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Possible aspiration hazard. Get medical aid
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration
using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a
Notes to Physician:
Persons with kidney disease, chronic respiratory disease, liver
disease, or skin disease may be at increased risk from exposure to
this substance. Alcoholic beverage consumption may enhance the toxic
effects of this substance. Treat symptomatically and supportively.
**** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Vapors may form an explosive mixture with air.
Vapors can travel to a source of ignition and flash back. Extremely
flammable. Material will readily ignite at room temperature. Use
water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Water may be
ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be spread
by the use of water. Containers may explode in the heat of a fire.
May form explosive peroxides. Vapors may be heavier than air. They
can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
May be ignited by heat, sparks, and flame. Will be easily ignited by
heat, sparks or flame. Containers may explode when heated. May
re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or
alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed
containers. Water may be ineffective. For large fires, use water
spray, fog or alcohol-resistant foam. Do NOT use straight streams of
water. For small fires, use carbon dioxide, dry chemical, dry sand,
or alcohol-resistant foam. Cool containers with flooding quantities
of water until well after fire is out.
**** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Absorb spill with inert material (e.g. vermiculite, sand or earth),
then place in suitable container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and
ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately,
observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Remove all
sources of ignition. Absorb spill using an absorbent, non-combustible
material such as earth, sand, or vermiculite. Do not use combustible
materials such as sawdust. Use a spark-proof tool. Place under an
inert atmosphere. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce
vapors. Water spray may reduce vapor but may not prevent ignition in
**** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and
wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area. Ground and
bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and
explosion proof equipment. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not
breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on
clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or
vapor), and can be dangerous. Take precautionary measures against
static discharges. Keep container tightly closed. Keep away from
heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not
ingest or inhale. Store protected from light. Handle under an inert
atmosphere. Store protected from air. If peroxide formation is
suspected, do not open or move container. Do not use if the material
has evaporated to dryness. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze,
solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of
ignition. Do not store near combustible materials. Do not store in
direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a
cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Flammables-area. Keep refrigerated. (Store below 4C/39F.) Do not
expose to air. Store protected from moisture. Store protected from
light. Store under an inert atmosphere. Keep away from oxidizing
**** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****
Use explosion-proof ventilation equipment. Facilities storing or
utilizing this material should be equipped with an eyewash facility
and a safety shower. Use adequate general or local exhaust
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible
exposure limits. Use adequate general or local explosion-proof
ventilation to keep airborne levels to acceptable levels.
United Kingdom, WEL - TWA: 100 ppm TWA; 310 mg/m3 TWA
United Kingdom, WEL - STEL: 200 ppm STEL; 620 mg/m3 STEL
United States OSHA: 400 ppm TWA; 1200 mg/m3 TWA
Belgium - TWA: 100 ppm VLE; 308 mg/m3 VLE
Belgium - STEL: 200 ppm VLE; 616 mg/m3 VLE
France - VME: 400 ppm VME; 1200 mg/m3 VME
France - VLE: 500 ppm VLE; 1500 mg/m3 VLE
Germany: 400 ppm TWA; 1200 mg/m3 TWA
Japan: 400 ppm OEL; 1200 mg/m3 OEL
Malaysia: 400 ppm TWA; 1210 mg/m3 TWA
Netherlands: 200 ppm STEL; 616 mg/m3 STEL
Netherlands: 100 ppm MAC; 308 mg/m3 MAC
Russia: 300 mg/m3 TWA
Spain: 100 ppm VLA-ED; 308 mg/m3 VLA-ED
Spain: 200 ppm VLA-EC; 616 mg/m3 VLA-EC
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant respirator use. Follow the OSHA
respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or
European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or
European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if
exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or
other symptoms are experienced.
**** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****
Physical State: Liquid
Color: Color (apha):10 max
Odor: Sweet, aromatic.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: 356 deg F ( 180.00 deg C)
Flash Point: -49 deg F ( -45.00 deg C)
Explosion Limits, lower: 1.9
Explosion Limits, upper: 36.0
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility in water: Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density: Not available.
Molecular Formula: C3H5BrMg
Molecular Weight: 145.244
**** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures. Not stable during
routine use and handling conditions. Prolonged exposure to air and
sunlight may form unstable peroxides. Has not been fully evaluated.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, light, ignition sources, exposure to air,
excess heat, strong acids, exposure to moist air or water, oxidizers.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong oxidizing agents, bromine trifluoride, chlorine trifluoride,
halogens, nitric acid, permanganates, silver perchlorate, sodium
peroxide, sulfur, sulfuric acid, hydrogen peroxides, ozone, bromine,
chromyl chloride, fluorine nitrate, nitrosyl perchlorate, bromine
pentafluoride, perchloric acid, chromic anhydride, interhalogens,
chlorine, uranyl nitrate, moisture, air, iodine heptafluoride, boron
triazide, wood pulp extracts + heat, acetyl peroxide, bromoazide,
potassium peroxide, triethyl or trimethyl aluminum + air, lithium
aluminum hydride, thiotriazyl perchlorate, nitryl perchlorate,
permanganic acid, peroxodisulfuric acid, iodine (VII) oxide, sulfonyl
chloride, liquid air.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon
dioxide, peroxides, bromine fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
**** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****
CAS# 60-29-7: KI5775000
CAS# 1730-25-2 unlisted.
CAS# 60-29-7: Draize test, rabbit, eye: 100 mg Moderate; Inhalation,
mouse: LC50 = 31000 ppm/30M; Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1760 mg/kg; Oral,
rat: LD50 = 1215 mg/kg; Skin, rabbit: LD50 = >20 mL/kg.
Ethyl ether -
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
Allylmagnesium bromide -
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, or NTP.
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
**** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****
Fish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = 2600 mg/L; 96 Hr; Flow-through
bioassayFish: Bluegill/Sunfish: LC50 >10000 mg/L; 96 Hr; Static
bioassayBacteria: Phytobacterium phosphoreum: EC50 = 5625 mg/L; 15
min; Microtox testIf ethyl ether is released to soil, it will be
subject to volatilization. It will be expected to exhibit high
mobility in soil and, therefore, it may leach to groundwater. If
ethyl ether is released to water, it will not be expected to
significantly adsorb to sediment or suspended particulate matter,
bioconcentrate in aquatic organisms or hydrolyze.
**** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****
Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
**** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
USA RQ: CAS# 60-29-7: 100 lb final RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ
**** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XI F+
R 11 Highly flammable.
R 19 May form explosive peroxides.
R 36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system
S 9 Keep container in a well-ventilated place.
S 16 Keep away from sources of ignition - No
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 29 Do not empty into drains.
S 33 Take precautionary measures against static
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 60-29-7: 1
CAS# 1730-25-2: No information available.
CAS# 60-29-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 60-29-7 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 1730-25-2 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 60-29-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
CAS# 1730-25-2 is not listed on the TSCA inventory.
It is for research and development use only.
**** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****
Text for R-phrases from Section 2
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