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Methyl isoamyl ketone

Synonyms & Trade Names
Isoamyl methyl ketone, Isopentyl methyl ketone, 2-Methyl-5-hexanone, 5-Methyl-2-hexanone, MIAK
CAS No.
110-12-3
RTECS No.
MP3850000
DOT ID & Guide
2302 127
Formula
CH3COCH2CH2CH(CH3)2
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.67 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 50 ppm (240 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
: TWA 100 ppm (475 mg/m3)
Measurement Methods

OSHA PV2042
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless, clear liquid with a pleasant, fruity odor.
MW:
114.2
BP:
291°F
FRZ:
-101°F
Sol:
0.5%
VP:
5 mmHg
IP:
9.284 eV
Sp.Gr:
0.81
Fl.P:
97°F
UEL(200°F): 8.2% LEL(200°F): 1.0%
Class IC Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 73°F and below 100°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, mucous membrane; headache, narcosis, coma; dermatitis; in animals: liver, kidney damage
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap flush promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

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

Up to 1250 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)*

Up to 2500 ppm:
(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 powered, air-purifying respirator with a tight-fitting facepiece and organic vapor cartridge(s)*
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator that has a tight-fitting facepiece and is operated in a continuous-flow mode*
(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator with a full facepiece

Up to 5000 ppm:
(APF = 2000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode

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: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0815
 
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