Diethyl Ether

CAS RN:60-29-7

Identification

Substance: Diethyl Ether

CAS RN: 60-29-7

Shipping Name/Number:
    UN 1155; Diethyl ether

STCC:
    49 081 57; Diethyl ether, anesthesia grade
    49 081 56; Diethyl ether, other than anesthesia grade

State:
    liquid
    gas
Color:
    colorless
Odor:
    fruity/floral/sweet
Taste:
    sweet taste
    other taste
    burning taste
Specific Gravity:
    floats in water (< 1)
Vapor Density:
    settles in air (> 1)

Temperature:
    low body temp
Neurological:
    agitation
    lowered mental state
    fatigue/weakness
    dizziness
    headache
    spasms/seizures
Eyes:
    dilated pupils
    light sensitivity
    eye irritation/redness
    eye swelling
    tearing
    impaired vision
    vision loss
Nose:
    nasal irritation
Mouth/Throat:
    coughing/choking
    mouth irritation
    drooling/salivation
    throat irritation
Cardiovascular:
    arrhythmia
    bradycardia
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Respiratory:
    irregular breathing
    slow breathing
    respiratory arrest
    resp burning/irritation
    coughing/choking
    hypoxia/cyanosis
Gastro/Urinary:
    vomiting
Skin:
    itching
    skin burns/burning
    skin swelling
    rash
    skin redness
    cyanosis/blue

NFPA704-Health:
    1 - Slight
NFPA704-Flammability:
    4 - Extreme
NFPA704-Instability:
    1 - Slight
NFPA704-Special Hazards:
    Not Applicable

Miscellaneous Categories:
    Meth Lab
DOT Hazard Classifications:
    Class 3 - Flammable liquids (and Combustible liquids [U.S.])
WMDs:
    Not Applicable

Placard:
    Dangerous - mixed load/unidentified cargo
    Class 3 - Liquids, flammable/combustible
Rail Car:
    Low Pressure Tank Car
    Box Car
Road Trailer:
    DOT406, TC406, SCT306, MC306, TC306
    DOT407, TC407, SCT307, MC307, TC307
    DOT412, TC412, SCT312, MC312, TC312
    Mixed Cargo
    Intermodal Tank
    Vacuum Tanker
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