International Chemical Safety Cards

2-BUTANOL ICSC: 0112
2-BUTANOL
sec-Butyl alcohol
Methyl ethyl carbinol
Butylene hydrate
C4H10O/CH3CHOHCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 74.1
CAS # 78-92-2
RTECS # EO1750000
ICSC # 0112
UN # 1120
EC # 603-004-00-6

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 24C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 24C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Wash away remainder with plenty of water (extra personal protection: A filter respirator for organic vapour).
    Fireproof. Separated from aluminum and strong oxidants.

    Xn symbol
    R: 10-20
    S: (2-)16
    Note: C
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0112 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    2-BUTANOL ICSC: 0112

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can form explosive peroxides. Reacts with aluminum forming flammable gas (Hydrogen - see ICSC # 0001). Reacts with strong oxidants, such as chromium trioxide causing fire hazard. Attacks some plastic and rubber.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 100 ppm; 303 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1994-1995).
    MAK: 100 ppm; 300 mg/m3 (1995).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The vapour of this substance irritates the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure to high concentrations could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 100C
    Melting point: -115C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 12.5
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 1.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.6
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.03
    Flash point: 24C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 406C
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.6
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-583
    NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0112 2-BUTANOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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