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Caprolactam

Synonyms & Trade Names
Aminocaproic lactam, epsilon-Caprolactam, Hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one, 2-Oxohexamethyleneimine
CAS No.
105-60-2
RTECS No.
CM3675000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C2H11NO
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.63 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Dust: TWA 1 mg/m3 ST 3 mg/m3 Vapor: TWA 0.22 ppm (1 mg/m3) ST 0.66 ppm (3 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

OSHA PV2012
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
White, crystalline solid or flakes with an unpleasant odor. [Note: Significant vapor concentrations would be expected only at elevated temperatures.]
MW:
113.2
BP:
515°F
MLT: 156°F
Sol:
53%
VP:
0.00000008 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.01
Fl.P:
282°F
UEL:
8.0%
LEL:
1.4%
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, (acetic acid + dinitrogen trioxide)
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation skin, eyes, respiratory system; epistaxis (nosebleed); dermatitis, skin sensitization; asthma; irritability, confusion, dizziness, headache; abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting; liver, kidney injury
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0118
 
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