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Ethyl butyl ketone

Synonyms & Trade Names
Butyl ethyl ketone, 3-Heptanone
CAS No.
106-35-4
RTECS No.
MJ5250000
DOT ID & Guide
1224 127
Formula
CH3CH2CO[CH2]3CH3
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.67 mg/m3
IDLH
1000 ppm
See: 106354
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 50 ppm (230 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
TWA 50 ppm (230 mg/m3)
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1301 , 2553;
OSHA 7
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a powerful, fruity odor.
Molecular Weight
114.2
Boiling Point
298°F
Freezing Point
-38°F
Solubility
1%
Vapor Pressure
4 mmHg
Ionization Potential
9.02 eV
Specific Gravity
0.82
Flash Point
(oc) 115°F
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100°F and below 140°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers, acetaldehyde, perchloric acid
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; headache, narcosis, coma; dermatitis
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Water flush
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH/OSHA

Up to 500 ppm:
(APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*

Up to 1000 ppm:
(APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
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