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Pentaerythritol

Synonyms & Trade Names
2,2-bis(Hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol; Methane tetramethylol; Monopentaerythritol; PE; Tetrahydroxymethylolmethane; Tetramethylolmethane
CAS No.
115-77-5
RTECS No.
RZ2490000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
C(CH2OH)4
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: TWA 10 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
OSHA PEL
: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 0500 , 0600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to white, crystalline, odorless powder. [Note: Technical grade is 88% monopentaerythritol & 12% dipentaerythritol.]
MW:
136.2
BP:
Sublimes
MLT: 500°F (Sublimes) Sol(59°F): 6%
VP:
0.00000008 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
1.38
Fl.P:
?
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Combustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Organic acids, oxidizers [Note: Explosive compound is formed when a mixture of PE & thiophosphoryl chloride is heated.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, respiratory system
Target Organs
Eyes, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water wash
Breathing: Fresh air
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION
 
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