International Chemical Safety Cards

1,3-BUTADIENE ICSC: 0017
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Divinyl
Vinylethylene
C4H6 / CH2=(CH)2=CH2
Molecular mass: 54.1
2 Flammable Gas placard ICSC #    0017
CAS #     106-99-0
RTECS # EI9275000
UN #        1010 (stabilized)
EC #         601-013-00-X
December 04, 2000 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with water spray, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding) if in liquid state.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Headache. Drowsiness. Blurred vision. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. See Skin.
Safety goggles .
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid. Remove all ignition sources. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Cool. Separated from food and feedstuffs .
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Note: D
F+ symbol
T symbol
R: 45-46-12
S: 53-45
UN Hazard Class: 2.1
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0017 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The gas is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated. The vapours are uninhibited and may form polymers in vents or flame arresters of storage tanks, resulting in blockage of vents.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance can under specific circumstances (exposure to air) form peroxides, initiating explosive polymerization. The substance may polymerize due to warming with fire or explosion hazard. Shock-sensitive compounds are formed with copper and its alloys (see Notes). The substance decomposes explosively on rapid heating under pressure. Reacts vigorously with oxidants and many other substances, causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 2 ppm as TWA; A2 (suspected human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 2;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: 1910.1051 TWA 1 ppm ST 5 ppm
NIOSH REL: Ca See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca 2000 ppm 10%LEL See: 106990


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly on loss of containment.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the bone marrow , resulting in leukemia. This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans. May cause heritable genetic damage in humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: -4°C
Melting point: -109°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.6
Solubility in water: none (0.1 g/100 ml)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 245
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.9
Flash point: -76°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 414°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-16.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.99
Minimum ignition energy: 0.13 (not on card)
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Piping material for this gas must not contain over 63% of copper. Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient. Card has been partly updated in October 2004 and April 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20S1010

NFPA Code: H2; F4; R2;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0017 1,3-BUTADIENE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.