International Chemical Safety Cards

1-NITROPROPANE ICSC: 1050
1-NITROPROPANE
1-NP
CH3CH2CH2NO2
Molecular mass: 89.1
CAS # 108-03-2
RTECS # TZ5075000
ICSC # 1050
UN # 2608
EC # 609-001-00-6

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 36C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 36C 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
  • Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • 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
  • (Further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. 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.
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases.

    Xn symbol
    R: 10-20/21/22
    S: 9
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1050 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

    1-NITROPROPANE ICSC: 1050

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes and gases. Reacts violently with oxidizers and strong bases.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 25 ppm; 91 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1995-1996).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

    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 and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 132C
    Melting point: -108C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.99
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 1.4
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 1.0
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.1
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
    Flash point: 36C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 421C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.2-?
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Upper explosive limit is unknown in literature. Protective clothing recommended for > 8 hours: Butyl Rubber, Polyvinyl Alcohol.
    NFPA Code: H1; F3; R1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1050 1-NITROPROPANE
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