International Chemical Safety Cards

OCTANE ICSC: 0933
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
n-Octane
C8H18 / CH3(CH2)6CH3
Molecular mass: 114.22
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    0933
CAS #     111-65-9
RTECS # RG8400000
UN #        1262
EC #         601-009-00-8
August 10, 1997 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 , foam , 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. Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

 •INHALATION Confusion. Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Sore throat. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation.
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.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Vomiting. (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Do NOT induce vomiting. Give nothing to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Ventilation along the floor.

Note: C
F symbol
Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 11-38-50/53-65-67
S: 2-9-16-29-33-60-61-62
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0933 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 is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks some forms of plastics, rubber and coatings.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 300 ppm as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 500 ppm, 2400 mg/m³;
Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2008).
OSHA PEL: TWA 500 ppm (2350 mg/m3)
NIOSH REL: TWA 75 ppm (350 mg/m3) C 385 ppm (1800 mg/m3) 15-minute
NIOSH IDLH: 1000 ppm 10%LEL See: 111659


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

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 , the skin and the respiratory tract . Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. Exposure to high concentrations of vapour could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 126°C
Melting point: -56.8°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.70
Solubility in water:
none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.33
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.94
Flash point: 13°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 220°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.0-6.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 4.00-5.18
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to aquatic organisms.
N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2004. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1262

NFPA Code: H0; F3; R0;
Card has been partially updated in November 2008: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Fire fighting.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0933 OCTANE
(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.