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Revision Number: 1

Revision Date: August 3, 2015


  2. Product identifiers

    Product name: ACCU DYNE TESTTM Surface Tension Test Fluids

    Recommended use of product: Surface energy (wettability) measurement of non-absorptive solids

    Supplier:   Diversified Enterprises

    101 Mulberry St., Ste 2N
    Claremont, NH 03743 USA

    Emergency telephone number: Chemtrec 1-800-424-9300


  4. Classification:

    2-ethoxyethanol and Methyl Violet 28 are considered hazardous by the 2012 OSHA Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

    Acute toxicity - oral: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 4; Methyl Violet 28, Category 4
    Acute toxicity - ingestion: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 4

    Acute toxicity - inhalation: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 4

    Serious eye damage/irritation: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 28; Methyl Violet 28, Category 2A
    Reproductive toxicity: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 18;formamide, Category 18

    Specific organ toxicity, repeated exposure: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 2; formamide, Category 2
    Flammable liquids: 2-ethoxyethanol, Category 3

    Label elements:

    Pictograms: Health Hazard, Exclamation Mark, Flammable

    Signal word: Danger

    Hazard statements:

    H222: Flammable liquid and vapor
    H302: Harmful if swallowed

    H313: Causes eye irritation
    H332: Harmful if inhaled

    H351: Suspected of causing cancer

    H360: May damage fertility of the unborn child

    H373: May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure if swallowed

    Precautionary statements ·Prevention:

    P201: Obtain special instructions before use

    P202: Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood
    P210: Keep away from heat, sparks, or open flames

    P233: Keep container tightly closed

    P264: Wash hands and face thoroughly after handling
    P270: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
    P271: Use only in a well-ventilated area

    P280: Wear long-sleeved clothing and gloves

    Precautionary statements • Response:

    If in eyes: Rise with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If irritation persists get medical attention.

    If on skin: Remove all contaminated clothing immediately. Rinse skin with water. If skin irritation occurs, get medical attention.
    If swallowed: Call a poison center or physician if you feel unwell.

    Precautionary statements • Disposal:

    P501: Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant


  6. Constituent CAS No. Concentration
    2-ethoxyethanol, Reagent Grade (C)* 110-80-5 See below
    Formamide, ACS Reagent Grade (F)** 75-12-7 See below
    Water, Reagent Grade (H) 7732-18-5 See below
    Methyl Violet 2B 8004-87-3 3.0 grams/liter (0.3% w/v)


    * 2-ethoxyethanol is also known as ethylene glycol monoethyl ether, cellosolve solvent, ethyl cellosolve, and glycol ether EE

    ** Forrnamide is also known as methanamide.

    Volumetric Mix Percentages by Dyne Level
    Level C F   Level C F   Level F H
    30 100.0% 0.0%   44 22.0% 78.0%   57 100.0% 0.0%
    31 97.5% 2.5%   45 19.7% 80.3%   58 81.2% 18.8%
    32 89.5% 10.5%   46 17.2% 82.8%   59 73.1% 26.9%
    33 81.0% 19.0%   47 15.0% 85.0%   60 65.0% 35.0%
    34 73.5% 26.5%   48 13.0% 87.0%   61 56.0% 44.0%
    35 65.0% 35.0%   49 11.1% 88.9%   62 47.0% 53.0%
    36 57.5% 42.5%   50 9.3% 90.7%   63 38.8% 61.2%
    37 51.5% 48.5%   51 7.8% 92.2%   64 30.6% 69.4%
    38 46.0% 54.0%   52 6.3% 93.7%   65 24.4% 75.6%
    39 41.0% 59.0%   53 4.9% 95.1%   66 18.2% 81.8%
    40 36.5% 63.5%   54 3.5% 96.5%   67 13.4% 86.6%
    41 32.5% 67.5%   55 2.2% 97.8%   68 6.1% 93.9%
    42 28.5% 71.5%   56 1.0% 99.0%   69 6.1% 93.9%
    43 25.3% 74.7%           70 3.6% 96.4%
                    72 0.0% 100.0%


    General Advice: Poison information centers in each State capital city can provide additional assistance for scheduled poisons (13 1126).

    Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. Rinse thoroughly. If irritation persists or if contact has been prolonged, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before re-use.

    Eye contact: Gently rinse eyes for 15 minutes. Consult a physician. Move individual into fresh air.

    Inhalation: Move individual into fresh air. If breathing is difficult, oxygen may be given by qualified personnel. Seek immediate medical attention.

    Ingestion:: Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Consult a physician.

    Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed: Irritating to eyes. May cause slight skin irritation. Central nervous system effects. Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. May affect the liver. May affect the kidneys. May affect the blood. May affect the bone marrow. May affect respiration. May affect fertility or cause teratogenic effects.

    Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed: No data available.


    Suitable extinguishing media: Carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical, or water spray.

    Unsuitable extinguishing media: No data available.

    Special hazards arising from the substance: 2-ethoxyethanol is flammable. It may be ignited by heat, sparks, or flames. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.

    Advice for firefighters: Wear self-contained brathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.


    Personal precautions: Use personal protective equipment. Ensure adequate ventilation. Avoid breating vapors.

    Environmental precautions: Prevent futher leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.

    Methods and materials for cleaning up: Soak up with inert absorptive material and put into a suitable chemical waste disposal container.


  11. Precautions for safe handling: Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid inhalation of vapor.

    Conditions for safe storage: Keep botles securely closed in a dry, well-ventilated place when not in use. Avoid strong oxidizing agents.

  12. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION Components with workplace control parameters:

  13. 2-ethoxyethanol:

    OSHA Table Z-1 - 200 ppm TWA
    ACGIH TLV - 5 ppm TWA


    OSHA Table Z-1 - 20 ppm TWA
    ACGIH TLV - 10 ppm TWA

    Appropriate engineering controls: Ensure adequate ventilation. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

    Personal protective equipment:

    Eye protection: Safety glasses.

    Skin protection: Long-sleeved clothing. Gloves.

    Hygiene measures: Avoid contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. Wash hands before breaks and immediately after handling product. Do not eat, drink, or smoke while using these test fluids.


  15. Appearance and form: Blue-violet liquid
    Odor: Mild, slightly sweet to ammoniacal
    Odor threshold: No data available.

    pH: No data available.

    Evaporation rate: No data available.
    Other properties:


    Property 2-ethoxyethanol Formamide Water Methyl Violet 28
    Freezing/melting point -90C 2C
    Boiling point 135C 210C 100C nodata
    Flash point, closed cup 43C 150C n/a n/a
    Autoignition temperature 235C nodata n/a n/a
    Flammability/explosion limits 1.8-14.0% 2.7-19.0% n/a n/a
    Vapor pressure @ 20C 5.05 hPa 0.11 hPa 3.11 hPa n/a
    Vapor density (air = 1.0) 3.11 1.56 nodata n/a
    Specific density @ 20C 0.929 1.134 0.998 n/a
    Solubility in water miscible miscible n/a miscible
    Partition coefficient -0.32 no data n/a n/a
    Decomposition temperature no data >180C n/a no data
    Molecular weight 90.12 45.04 18.01 393.96



  17. Reactivity: Reacts with strong oxidizing agents.

    Chemical stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

    Possibility of hazardous reactions: No data available.

    Conditions to avoid: Excessive heat, ignition sources, incompatible materials.

    Incompatible materials: Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases, hydrogen peroxide, iodine, pyridine, sulfur oxides.

    Hazardous decomposition products: No data available.


  19. The most likely route of entry is by dermal absorption. Routes of entry include eye and skin contact, ingestion, and inhalation. Specific health effects are broken out by the two primary ingredients.


    LD50 oral rat = 1746 mg/kg (EU Commission dataset)
    LD50 oral mouse = 2451 mg/kg (RTECS)

    LD50 dermal rabbit = 3300 mg/kg (LOLI, EU Commission dataset and RTECS)
    LC50 inhalation rat = 4267 ppm 4 h; 15 mg/I 4 h

    LC50 inhalation mouse = 1820 ppm 7 h

    Carcinogenic effects: Not considered carcinogenic. Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or OSHA HCS.
    Mutagenc effects: May affect genetic material based on animal test data.

    Reproductive effects: May cause adverse reproductive effects. May impair fertility.

    Teratogenic effects: May cause birth defects.

    Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure: No information available.

    Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure: May cause damage to central nervous system, blood, kidneys, liver, bone marrow. Aspiration hazard: No data available.


    LD50 oral rat = 5.325 mg/kg (OECD Test Guideline 401)
    LC50 inhalation rat = 21 mg/14 h (OECD Test Guideline 403)
    LD50 dermal rat = >3,000 mg/kg

    Carcinogenic effects: Not identified as probable, possible, or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC, ACGIH, NTP, or OSHA.
    Mutagenic effects: Mouse, male and female by micronucleus test - negative.

    Reproductive effects: Presumed human reproductive toxicant. Teratogenic effects: May cause birth defects.

    Specific target organ toxicity, single exposure: No information available.

    Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure: Oral - may cause damage to blood or organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Aspiration hazard: No data available.


  21. 2-ethoxyethanol:


    Freshwater algae: 1,000 mg/I EC50 Desmodesmus subspicatus 72 h.
    Freshwater fish: 10,000 mg/I LC50 Lepomis macrochirus 96 h static 1.
    Water flea: 10,000 mg/I EC50 Daphnia magna 48 h.

    Persistence and degradability: No data available.

    Bioaccumulative potential: Potential for bioconcentration in aquatic organisms is low.
    Mobility: Expected to have high mobility in soil.


    Freshwter algae: >500 mg/I EC50 Desmodesmus subspicatus 72 h.
    Freshwater fish: 6,569 mg/I LC50 Leuciscus idus 96 h.

    Water flea: >500 mg/I EC50 Daphnia magna 72 h.

    Persistence and degradability: Aerobic - exposure time 28 d; 99% readily biodegradable (OECD Test Guideline 301A).
    Bioaccumulative potential: No data available.

    Mobility: No data available.



    Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state, and local environmental control regulations.

    Spent material samples must be handled with care. Disposal of these contaminated materials also presents exposure hazards, and should not be handled without gloves or in areas with poor ventilation.




    UN No.: UN 1171
    Proper shipping name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
    Hazard class: 3
    Packing group: III
    ERG No.: 127

    Symbol: R4

    ADR, RID, ICAO, TDG (Canada)

    UN No.: UN 1171
    Proper shipping name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
    Hazard class: 3

    Packing group: III


    UN No.:UN 1171
    Proper shipping name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
    Hazard class: 3
    Packing group: III
    EMS: F-E


    UN No.: UN 1171
    Proper shipping name: Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
    Hazard class: 3
    Packing group: III
    ERG Code: 3L


    SARA Title Ill, Section 302 Components: None
    SARA 313 Components: 2-ethoxyethanol

    SARA 311/312 Hazards Acute health hazard, chronic health hazard, fire hazard


    U.S. TSCA: 2-ethoxyethanol present, Section 5(a)2: 40 CFR 721.10001
    Canada DSL: 2-ethoxyethanol present

    Korea KECL: 2-ethoxyethanol present KE-13667
    Philippines (PICCS): 2-ethoxyethanol present

    Japan ENCS: 2-ethoxyethanol present (7}-97 (2)-411 (2)-2424
    China: 2-ethoxyethanol present

    Australia (AICS): 2-ethoxyethanol present
    EINECS No.: 2-ethoxyethanol present 203-804-1

    California Directors List of Hazardous Substances: 2-ethoxyethanol resent

    California Proposition 65: 2-ethoxyethanol is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.
    Massachusetts RTK: 2-ethoxyethanol, formamide present

    Minnesota: 2-ethoxyethanol present

    New Jersey RTK and (EHS) List 2-ethoxyethanol, formamide present
    Pennsylvania RTK: 2-ethoxyethanol, formamide present

    Rhode Island RTK: 2-ethoxyethanol present


    CERCLA/SARA: Reportable quantity, 2-ethoxyethanol = 1,000 lb.

    Canada WHMIS hazard class: 2-ethoxyethanol - B3, 01B, D2A, D2B. Classified according to the hazard criteria of the CPR

    EU classification: 2-ethoxyethanol - R10, R60, R61, R20/22, S53, S45, Xn. Classified in accord with Annex VI to Directive 67/548/EEC

    Indication of danger: Xn - Harmful


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The above information is believed to be correct, but does not claim to be all-inclusive and is to be used only as a guide. This information should not be taken as a warranty for which Diversified Enterprises assumes legal responsibility. It is provided solely for consideration, investigation, and verification. The information contained inthis document is based on our current understanding of available data and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It is the user's responsibility to develop proper methods based on the actual conditions of use.

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