Propylene Carbonate

MSDS Number: P6873 --- Effective Date: 12/08/96


1. Product Identification

Synonyms: 1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl-
CAS No.: 108-32-7
Molecular Weight: 102.09
Chemical Formula: C4H6O3
Product Codes: U497


2. Composition/Information on Ingredients


  Ingredient                                CAS No         Percent   Hazardous                                       
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  1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl-             108-32-7       90 - 100%    Yes                                                                  
 


3. Hazards Identification

Emergency Overview
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CAUTION! MAY CAUSE IRRITATION.


J.T. Baker SAF-T-DATA(tm) Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
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Health Rating: 1 - Slight
Flammability Rating: 1 - Slight
Reactivity Rating: 1 - Slight
Contact Rating: 1 - Slight
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES; LAB COAT
Storage Color Code: Orange (General Storage)
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Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
Tightness and pain in chest, coughing, difficult breathing.

Ingestion:
None identified.

Skin Contact:
Prolonged contact may cause irritation.

Eye Contact:
Irritation.

Chronic Exposure:
No information found.

Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
No information found.


4. First Aid Measures

Inhalation:
If a person breathes in large amounts, move the exposed person to fresh air.

Ingestion:
If large amounts were swallowed, give water to drink and get medical advice.

Skin Contact:
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes.

Eye Contact:
In case of eye contact, immediately flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.


5. Fire Fighting Measures

Fire:
Flash point: 135C (275F) CC

Explosion:
No information found.

Fire Extinguishing Media:
Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.

Special Information:
Firefighters should wear proper protective equipment and self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in positive pressure mode.


6. Accidental Release Measures

Wear suitable protective clothing. Take up with sand or other non-combustible absorbent material and place into container for later disposal. Flush spill area with water.


7. Handling and Storage

Keep container tightly closed. Suitable for any general chemical storage area. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (vapors, liquid); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.


8. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Airborne Exposure Limits:
None established.

Ventilation System:
In general, dilution ventilation is a satisfactory health hazard control for this substance. However, if conditions of use create discomfort to the worker, a local exhaust system should be considered.

Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved):
For conditions of use where exposure to the substance is apparent, consult an industrial hygienist. For emergencies, or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.

Skin Protection:
Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.

Eye Protection:
Use chemical safety goggles and/or a full face shield where splashing is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.


9. Physical and Chemical Properties

Appearance:
Colorless liquid.

Odor:
Odorless.

Solubility:
Moderate (1-10%)

Specific Gravity:
1.20

pH:
No information found.

% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F):
0

Boiling Point:
241C (466F)

Melting Point:
-49C (-56F)

Vapor Density (Air=1):
Not applicable.

Vapor Pressure (mm Hg):
0.03 @ 20C (68F)

Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1):
No information found.


10. Stability and Reactivity

Stability:
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Hazardous Polymerization:
Will not occur.

Incompatibilities:
Water, strong oxidizing agents.

Conditions to Avoid:
Air, heat.


11. Toxicological Information

  --------\Cancer Lists\------------------------------------------------------
                                         ---NTP Carcinogen---
  Ingredient                             Known    Anticipated    IARC Category
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  1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl-           No          No            None
  (108-32-7)                          


12. Ecological Information

Environmental Fate:
No information found.

Environmental Toxicity:
No information found.


13. Disposal Considerations

Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.


14. Transport Information

Not regulated.


15. Regulatory Information


  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 1\---------------------------------
  Ingredient                                       TSCA  EC   Japan  Australia
  -----------------------------------------------  ----  ---  -----  ---------
  1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl- (108-32-7)          Yes  Yes   Yes      Yes                                      
 
  --------\Chemical Inventory Status - Part 2\---------------------------------
                                                          --Canada--
  Ingredient                                       Korea  DSL   NDSL  Phil.
  -----------------------------------------------  -----  ---   ----  -----
  1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl- (108-32-7)          Yes   Yes   No     Yes                             
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 1\----------------
                                             -SARA 302-    ------SARA 313------
  Ingredient                                 RQ    TPQ     List  Chemical Catg.
  -----------------------------------------  ---   -----   ----  --------------
  1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl- (108-32-7)   No    No      No         No
 
  --------\Federal, State & International Regulations - Part 2\----------------
                                                        -RCRA-    -TSCA-
  Ingredient                                 CERCLA     261.33     8(d) 
  -----------------------------------------  ------     ------    ------
  1,3-Dioxolan-2-one, 4-methyl-              No         No         No         
  (108-32-7)                              
 
 
Chemical Weapons Convention:  No     TSCA 12(b):  No     CDTA:  No
SARA 311/312:  Acute: No       Chronic: No   Fire: No  Pressure: No
Reactivity: No          (Pure / Liquid)


Australian Hazchem Code: No information found.
Poison Schedule: No information found.

WHMIS:
This MSDS has been prepared according to the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of the information required by the CPR.


16. Other Information

Label Hazard Warning:
CAUTION! MAY CAUSE IRRITATION.

Label Precautions:
During use avoid contact with eyes, skin, clothing. Wash thoroughly after handling. When not in use keep in tightly closed container.

Label First Aid:
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.

Product Use:
Laboratory Reagent.

Revision Information:
Pure. New 16 section MSDS format, all sections have been revised.

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