International Chemical Safety Cards

METHYL PROPYL KETONE ICSC: 0816
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
2-Pentanone
Ethyl acetone
MPK
C5H10O / CH3(CH2)2COCH3
Molecular mass: 86.1
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0816
CAS #     107-87-9
RTECS # SA7875000
UN #        1249
March 26, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Dullness. Headache. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
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 Abdominal pain. Nausea. (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer.
Fireproof.

UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0816 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 LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with strong oxidants, strong bases, amines and isocyanates.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 200 ppm; 705 mg/m (as TWA); 250 ppm; 881 mg/m (as STEL) (ACGIH 1997).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available) (DFG 2007).
OSHA PEL: TWA 200 ppm (700 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 150 ppm (530 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 1500 ppm See: 107879


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure above OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 102C
Melting point: -78C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 4 (moderate)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 1.6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.03
Flash point: 7C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 505C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.5-8.2
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.91
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G30

NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0
Card has been partially updated in March 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0816 METHYL PROPYL KETONE
(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.