International Chemical Safety Cards

3-PENTANOL ICSC: 0536
3-PENTANOL
Diethyl carbinol
sec-n-Amyl alcohol
C5H12O / CH3CH2CHOHCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 88.2
CAS # 584-02-1
RTECS # SA5075000
ICSC # 0536
UN # 1105
EC # 603-006-00-7

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 34C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 34C 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
  • Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
    Safety spectacles, 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. Diarrhoea (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

    Xn symbol
    R: 10-20
    S: (2-)24/25
    Note: C
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0536 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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




    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with oxidants 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, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure may result in unconsciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 116C
    Melting point: -8C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: moderate
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 0.27
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1
    Flash point: 34C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 360C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-9.0
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.21
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-582
    NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0536 3-PENTANOL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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