International Chemical Safety Cards

n-BUTYL ACETATE ICSC: 0399
n-BUTYL ACETATE
Acetic acid, n-butyl ester
C6H12O2/(CH2)3CH3CH3COO(CH2)3CH3
Molecular mass: 116.2
CAS # 123-86-4
RTECS # AF7350000
ICSC # 0399
UN # 1123 (as Butyl acetates)
EC # 607-025-00-1
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 22C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 22C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    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. 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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal or glass containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
    Fireproof. Separated from oxidants. Cool.

    R: 10
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0399 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

    n-BUTYL ACETATE ICSC: 0399

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes slowly on contact with air or moisture producing acetic acid and n-butanol. Reacts violently with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many plastics and resins.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 150 ppm; 713 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1991-1992).
    MAK as STEL: 200 ppm; 950 mg/m3; (ACGIH 1991-1992). (199?)


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour 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 and the respiratory tract. Exposure far above OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 126C
    Melting point: -77C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.88
    Solubility in water: poor (0.83 g/100ml at 25C)
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 2
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.04
    Flash point: 22C (c.c.)C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 420C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.7-7.6
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.82
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-66
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 3; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0399 n-BUTYL ACETATE
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