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n-BUTYL ACETATE

ICSC: 0399

Acetic acid, n-butyl ester
Butyl ethanoate
C6H12O2 / CH3COO(CH2)3CH3
Molecular mass: 116.2
ICSC #    0399
CAS #     123-86-4
RTECS # AF7350000
UN #        1123
EC #         607-025-00-1
November 26, 2003 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 22°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 22°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Headache.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Nausea.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal or glass containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.)
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids. Cool.

Note: 6
R: 10-66-67
S: 2-25
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0399 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.

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants , strong acids , strong bases causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many plastics and rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 150 ppm as TWA; 200 ppm as STEL; (ACGIH 2003).
MAK: 100 ppm, 480 mg/m3;
Peak limitation category: I(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2003).
OSHA PEL: TWA 150 ppm (710 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 150 ppm (710 mg/m3) ST 200 ppm (950 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 1700 ppm 10%LEL See: 123864


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system . Exposure far above the OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 126°C
Melting point: -78°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.88
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.7
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.2
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.04
Flash point: 22°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 420°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-7.6
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.82

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.

N O T E S

Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1123-II

NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0399 n-BUTYL ACETATE
(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.
 
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