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CROTONIC ACID ICSC: 0423
CROTONIC ACID
trans-2-Butenoic acid
b-Methylacrylic acid
a-Crotonic acid
3-Methylacrylic acid
C4H6O2 / CH3-CH=CH-COOH
Molecular mass: 86.09
CAS # 3724-65-0
RTECS # GQ2800000
ICSC # 0423
UN # 2823
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with strong oxidants. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 88°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Finely dispersed particles form explosive mixtures in air.
Above 88°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Headache. Nausea. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Skin burns. Burning sensation. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
    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
  • Pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Sore throat. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Consult an expert! Let solidify. Sweep spilled substance into containers, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs, bases, oxidants, reducing agents. Dry. Keep in the dark.
    Airtight. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Unbreakable packaging.
    UN Hazard Class: 8
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0423 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

    CROTONIC ACID ICSC: 0423

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    WHITE TO YELLOW CRYSTALS , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance may polymerize under the influence of UV-light or moisture. The solution in water is a weak acid. Reacts violently with bases, oxidants, reducing agents, causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:


    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Corrosive. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Inhalation of the vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 189°C
    Melting point: 72°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.02
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25°C: 9.4
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 19
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.97
    Flash point: 88°C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 396°C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    In general the substance will be transported as molten liquid. The symptoms of lung oedema 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. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered.
    NFPA Code: H3; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0423 CROTONIC ACID
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