International Chemical Safety Cards

ISOBUTYL ACETATE ICSC: 0494
ISOBUTYL ACETATE
2-Methylpropyl acetate
2-Methyl-1-propyl acetate
Acetic acid, 2-methylpropyl ester
Beta-Methylpropyl ethanoate
C6H12O2 / CH3COOCH2CH(CH3)2
Molecular mass: 116.16
CAS # 110-19-0
RTECS # AI4025000
ICSC # 0494
UN # 1213
EC # 607-026-00-7

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Foam, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin.
    Protective gloves.
    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

  • Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. 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. Do NOT wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: an A filter for organic vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids, and nitrates.

    F symbol
    R: 11
    S: (2-)16-23-29-33
    Note: C
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0494 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

    ISOBUTYL ACETATE ICSC: 0494

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants, strong bases, strong acids and nitrates, causing fire and explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as TWA): 150 ppm; 713 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1995-1996).


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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    The liquid defats the skin.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 118C
    Melting point: -99C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.87
    Solubility in water: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 1.73
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.05
    Flash point: 18C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 421C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-10.5
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.60
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-507
    NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0494 ISOBUTYL ACETATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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