International Chemical Safety Cards

3-METHYLPENTANE ICSC: 1263
3-METHYLPENTANE
Diethylmethylmethane
C6H14/CH3CH2CH(CH3)CH2CH3
Molecular mass: 86.2
CAS # 96-14-0
RTECS # none
ICSC # 1263
UN # 1208 (hexanes)

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


  • INHALATION

  • Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest.
  • SKIN

  • Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES

  • 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 containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer.
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1263 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-METHYLPENTANE ICSC: 1263

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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. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts violently with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks plastic.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as hexane isomers): 500 ppm; 1760 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    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:


    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 63.3C
    Melting point: -118C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.66
    Solubility in water: none
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 20.5
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.97
    Flash point: <-20C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 278C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-7.0
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G30
    NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1263 3-METHYLPENTANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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