International Chemical Safety Cards

2-BUTENE (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0838
2-BUTENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
beta-Butylene
Pseudo-butylene
1,2-Dimethylethylene
(cylinder)
CH3CH=CHCH3/C4H8
Molecular mass: 56.1
CAS # 107-01-7
RTECS # EM2932000
ICSC # 0838
UN # 1012
EC # 601-012-00-4
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Extremely flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Shut off supply; if not possible and no risk to surroundings, let the fire burn itself out; in other cases extinguish with water spray, foam, or dry chemical.
EXPLOSION Gas/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Use non-sparking handtools.
In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Dizziness. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
    Cold-insulating gloves.
    ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Face shield.
    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.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Ventilation. NEVER direct water jet on liquid (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from acids. Cool.

    F symbol
    R: 13
    S: 9-16-33
    UN Hazard Class: 2.1
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0838 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-BUTENE (MIXED ISOMERS) ICSC: 0838

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR (see Notes).

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can polymerize in contact with organic and inorganic acids, halogens and halogenic substances.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    On loss of containment this gas can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite. Exposure at high concentrations could cause lowering of consciousness.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 3.7C (cis) and 0.9C (trans)C
    Melting point: -139C (cis) and -106C (trans)C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.6213 (cis) and 0.6042 (trans)
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: none
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): >1
    Flash point: Flammable Gas
    Auto-ignition temperature: 324 (cis/trans)C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-10 (cis/trans)
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.85 (calc.)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    This card refers to a mixture of cis-butene and trans-butene. Odour threshold recognition: cis 2-butene 28.5 mg/m3, trans 2-butene 2700 mg/m3. Check for peroxides prior to distillation; render harmless if positive. Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state. The recommendations on this Card also apply to cis 2-butene and trans 2-butene.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-500
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 4; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0838 2-BUTENE (MIXED ISOMERS)
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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