International Chemical Safety Cards

BUTYL PROPIONATE ICSC: 0556
BUTYL PROPIONATE
Butyl propanoate
Propionic acid n-butylester
C7H14O2/C2H5COOC4H9
Molecular mass: 130.2
CAS # 590-01-2
RTECS # UE8245000
ICSC # 0556
UN # 1914
EC # 607-029-00-3
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 32°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 32°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety spectacles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Dizziness. Nausea (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

    R: 10
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0556 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

    BUTYL PROPIONATE ICSC: 0556

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Reacts with strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C, on spraying however much faster.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 146°C
    Melting point: -90°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.87
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: poor
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.38
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
    Flash point: 32°C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 425°C
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Explosive limits are unknown in literature.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 3; R 1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0556 BUTYL PROPIONATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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