International Chemical Safety Cards

CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE ICSC: 0761
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
alpha,alpha-Dimethylbenzyl hydroperoxide
Hydroperoxide, 1-methyl-1-phenylethyl
Cumyl hydroperoxide
C9H12O2 / C6H5C(CH3)2OOH
Molecular mass: 152.2
5.2 Organic Peroxide placard ICSC #    0761
CAS #     80-15-9
RTECS # MX2450000
UN #        3107
EC #         617-002-00-8
April 20, 2005 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with flammable substances.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 79C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Risk of fire and explosionon contact with organic,combustible substancesreducing agents.
Above 79C use a closed system, ventilation. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Sore throat. Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain. Skin burns.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
Face shield 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 Burning sensation. Abdominal pain. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable plasticcontainers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances, mineral acids,food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
O symbol
T symbol
N symbol
R: 7-21/22-23-34-48/20/22-51/53
S: 1/2-3/7-14-36/37/39-45-50-61
UN Hazard Class: 5.2
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0761 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

CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE ICSC: 0761
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
May explode on heating at about 150C. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials causing fire and explosion hazard. Contact with cobalt, copper or lead alloys and mineral acids may lead to violent decomposition.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of this substsnce may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: -9C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.06
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 1.5
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 32
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point:
79C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-6.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.16
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
The technical product can contain a certain amount of cumene (10-20%) which changes physical properties. Other UN number: 3109 Organic peroxide, type F. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate inhalation therapy by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-52GP1-L

NFPA Code: H1; F2; R4; OX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0761 CUMENE HYDROPEROXIDE
(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.