International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYL n-BUTYL KETONE ICSC: 0889
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
3-Heptanone
Butyl ethyl ketone
C7H14O / CH3(CH2)3COCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 114.21
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0889
CAS #     106-35-4
RTECS # MJ5250000
UN #        1224
EC #         606-003-00-9
March 28, 1996 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 46C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 46C 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. Dizziness. Headache. Sore throat. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
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. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. (Extra personal protection: filter A for organic vapours).
Fireproof.

Xn symbol
R: 10-20-36
S: 2-24
UN Hazard Class: 3
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0889 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.

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CHEMICAL DANGERS:


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 50 ppm; 234 mg/m (ACGIH 1995-1996).
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (230 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 50 ppm (230 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: 1000 ppm See: 106354


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure 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: 147C
Melting point: -39C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 187
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 46C o.c.
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35

NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0889 ETHYL n-BUTYL 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.