International Chemical Safety Cards

GLUTARALDEHYDE ICSC: 0158
GLUTARALDEHYDE
1,5-Pentanedial
Glutaric dialdehyde
Glutaral
C5H8O2/OHC(CH2)3CHO
Molecular mass: 100.1
CAS # 111-30-8
RTECS # MA2450000
ICSC # 0158
UN # 2810
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Headache. Nausea.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.
    Separated from food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0158 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

    GLUTARALDEHYDE ICSC: 0158

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    CLEAR VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:


    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 0.2 ppm; 0.82 mg/m3 (ceiling values) (ACGIH 1992-1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin 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 substance irritates the eyes the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma (see Notes).
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point at 1.3 kPa: 71-72C
    Boiling point (decomposes): 187-189C
    Melting point: -14C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 2.3
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water.
    NOTES
    The applying occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should never again come into contact with this substance.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G06c
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0158 GLUTARALDEHYDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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