International Chemical Safety Cards

3-PENTANONE ICSC: 0874
3-PENTANONE
Diethyl ketone
Dimethylacetone
Methacetone
C5H10O/CH3CH2COCH2CH3
Molecular mass: 86.1
CAS # 96-22-0
RTECS # SA8050000
ICSC # 0874
UN # 1156
EC # 606-006-00-5

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Shortness of breath.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles.
    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.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable metal (mild steel) containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. (Extra personal protection: filter A for organic vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from oxidants.

    F symbol
    R: 11
    S: (2-)9-16-33
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0874 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

    3-PENTANONE ICSC: 0874

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with oxidants, causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many plastics.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 200 ppm; 705 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1995-1996).


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly 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:
    The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 102C
    Melting point: -42C
    Relative density (water = 1): (25C) 0.81
    Solubility in water: moderate
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 2.0
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.01
    Flash point: 13C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 452C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.6-3
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.99 (estimated)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G30
    NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0874 3-PENTANONE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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