International Chemical Safety Cards

NONANE ICSC: 1245
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
n-Nonane
2,2,5-Trimethylhexane
H3C(CH2)7CH3 / C9H20
Molecular mass: 128.2
3 Flammable Liquid placard ICSC #    1245
CAS #     111-84-2
RTECS # RA6115000
UN #        1920
March 15, 1995 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 31C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 31C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

 •INHALATION Ataxia. Convulsions. Cough. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES Redness.
Safety goggles, or face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: A filter respirator for organic vapour).
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1245 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.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 200 ppm; 1050 mg/m (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: TWA 200 ppm (1050 mg/m3)
NIOSH IDLH: N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


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 not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure to the vapour could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 150.8C
Melting point: -51C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.7
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.42
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.4
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): <1.1
Flash point: 31C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 205C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-2.9
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.65
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-553

NFPA Code: H0; F3; R0
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1245 NONANE
(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.