International Chemical Safety Cards

PYRROLIDONE ICSC: 0562
PYRROLIDONE
2-Pyrrolidinone
2-Pyrrolidone
2-Ketopyrrolidine
2-Oxopyrrolidine
C4H7NO
Molecular mass: 85.1
CAS # 616-45-5
RTECS # UY5715000
ICSC # 0562

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION



  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Pain. Redness. Blurred vision.
    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.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    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.
    Ventilation along the floor.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0562 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

    PYRROLIDONE ICSC: 0562

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    LIGHT YELLOW LIQUID.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin.

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

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


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 245C
    Melting point: 25C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
    Solubility in water: good
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: negligible
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.9
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.00
    Flash point: 129C o.c.
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. Also consult ICSC # 0513 (N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone).
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0562 PYRROLIDONE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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