Glossary - 1-Methoxy-2-Propanol
A colourless liquid with a flash point near 89°F. Less dense than water. Contact irritates skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Prolonged exposure to vapours may cause coughing, shortness of breath, dizziness and intoxication.
- vapours heavier than air
- used as a solvent and as an antifreeze agent
- highly flammable. Soluble in water
- oxidizes readily in air to form unstable peroxides that may explode spontaneously
- is a methoxy alcohol derivative (the ether being relatively non-reactive)
- flammable and/or toxic gases are generated by the combination of alcohols with alkali metals, nitrides, and strong reducing agents -- they react with oxoacids and carboxylic acids to form esters plus water
- oxidizing agents convert them to aldehydes or ketones
- alcohols exhibit both weak acid and weak base behaviour
- they may initiate the polymerization of isocyanates and epoxides
- VAPOUR: Irritating to eyes, nose, and throat.
- LIQUID: Irritating to skin and eyes.
- FLAMMABLE: Flashback along vapour trail may occur. Vapour may explode if ignited in an enclosed area.