International Chemical Safety Cards

DECANE ICSC: 0428
DECANE
n-Decane
C10H22/CH3(CH2)8CH3
Molecular mass: 142.3
CAS # 124-18-5
RTECS # HD6550000
ICSC # 0428
UN # 2247
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 46C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 46C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Confusion. Drowsiness.
    Ventilation. Breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal or glass containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
    Fireproof. Cool.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0428 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

    DECANE ICSC: 0428

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Can react with oxidizing materials.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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:
    Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. Exposure above OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin. The substance may have effects on the kidneys and blood.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 174.2C
    Melting point: -29.7C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.17
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.9
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
    Flash point: 46C (c.c.)C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 210C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-5.4
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.98 (estimated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-550
    NFPA Code: H 0; F 2; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0428 DECANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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