International Chemical Safety Cards

2,3-EPOXY-1-PROPANOL ICSC: 0159
2,3-EPOXY-1-PROPANOL
Glycidol
Oxirane methanol
3-Hydroxypropylene oxide
C3H6O2
Molecular mass: 74.1
CAS # 556-52-5
RTECS # UB4375000
ICSC # 0159
UN # 2810
EC # 603-063-00-8
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with incompatible materials (see Chemical Dangers).
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 72C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed. Risk of fire and explosion with incompatible materials (see Chemical Dangers).
Above 72C use a closed system, ventilation.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness. Laboured breathing.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration if indicated. 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.
    Face shield.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable glass or mild steel containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from strong bases, strong acids, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Dry. Well closed. Ventilation along the floor.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 23-21/22-36/37/38-42/43
    S: (1/2)-45
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0159 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

    2,3-EPOXY-1-PROPANOL ICSC: 0159

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS, SLIGHTLY VISCOUS LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on contact with strong acids and bases, water, salts (aluminium chloride, ferric chloride) or metals (copper, zinc) , causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks plastic and rubber.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 25 ppm; 76 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    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. Inhalation of vapour may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. Exposure far above OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point (decomposes): 166C
    Melting point: -45C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 120
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.15
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.0
    Flash point: 72C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 415C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. No odour warning if toxic concentrations are present.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-726
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0159 2,3-EPOXY-1-PROPANOL
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