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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

ICSC: 0554

2-Propanol
Propan-2-ol
Isopropanol
Dimethylcarbinol
C3H8O / CH3CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 60.1
ICSC #    0554
CAS #     67-63-0
RTECS # NT8050000
UN #        1219
EC #         603-117-00-0
March 23, 1999 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Sore throat. (See Ingestion).
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety spectacles 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 Abdominal pain. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed.

Note: 6
F symbol
Xi symbol
R: 11-36-67
S: 2-7-16-24/25-26
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 0554 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.

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL

ICSC: 0554

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some plastic, rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA; 400 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 200 ppm, 500 mg/m3;
Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: C;
(DFG 2004).
OSHA PEL: TWA 400 ppm (980 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 400 ppm (980 mg/m3) ST 500 ppm (1225 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 2000 ppm 10%LEL See: 67630


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; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

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 , resulting in depression. Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness.

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

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Boiling point: 83°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.79
Solubility in water:
miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 4.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.05
Flash point: 11.7°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 456°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA


N O T E S

Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. Card has been partly updated in October 2004 and 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1219

NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 0554 ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
(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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