International Chemical Safety Cards

3-METHYL-2-BUTANONE ICSC: 0922
3-METHYL-2-BUTANONE
Methyl isopropyl ketone
2-Acetyl propane
C5H10O
Molecular mass: 86.13
CAS # 563-80-4
RTECS # EL9100000
ICSC # 0922
UN # 2397
EC # 606-007-00-0

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Laboured breathing.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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
  • Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: A filter respirator for organic vapour).
    Fireproof. Separated from flammable susbstances, strong oxidants. Well closed.

    F symbol
    R: 11
    S: (2-)9-16-33
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0922 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-METHYL-2-BUTANONE ICSC: 0922

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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:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing irritating fumes. Reacts vigorously with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 200 ppm; 70 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1995-1996).
    MAK not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin 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:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system , resulting in narcosis and weakness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 93-95C
    Melting point: -92C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.80
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 0.6
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 5.5
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.9
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.10
    Flash point: -1C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 475C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-8
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    ICSC: 0922 3-METHYL-2-BUTANONE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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