International Chemical Safety Cards

DI-tert-BUTYL PEROXIDE ICSC: 1019
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)peroxide
tert-Butyl peroxide
DTBP
C8H18O2 / (CH3)3COOC(CH3)3
Molecular mass: 146.2
5.2 Organic Peroxide placard ICSC #    1019
CAS #     110-05-4
RTECS # ER2450000
UN #        3107
EC #         617-001-00-2
November 24, 1998 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with flammable substances. NO contact with contaminants. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal cramps. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. 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 absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. (Extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
Fireproof. Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Cool. Well closed.
Special material.
O symbol
F symbol
R: 7-11
S: 2-3/7-14-16-36/37/39
UN Hazard Class: 5.2
UN Packing Group: II
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1019 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

DI-tert-BUTYL PEROXIDE ICSC: 1019
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating at 111°C , which increases fire hazard. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.


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

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 20°C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 111°C
Melting point: -40°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 2.6
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.1
Flash point: 12°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1-4
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 55°C. Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-52G01.

NFPA Code: H3; F2; R4; ox
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1019 DI-tert-BUTYL PEROXIDE
(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.