International Chemical Safety Cards

ETHYLHEXALDEHYDE ICSC: 0621
ETHYLHEXALDEHYDE
Ethylhexanal
2-Ethylhexanal
2-Ethylcaproaldehyde
Butyl ethyl acetaldehyde
C8H16O / C4H9CH(C2H5)CHO
Molecular mass: 128.24
CAS # 123-05-7
RTECS # MN7525000
ICSC # 0621
UN # 1191

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking. NO contact with hot surfaces.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 46°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 46°C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin. Redness. (See Inhalation).
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
    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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours).
    Fireproof. Separated from acids, bases, oxidants. Cool. Well closed.
    Airtight.
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0621 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

    ETHYLHEXALDEHYDE ICSC: 0621

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can form explosive peroxides on prolonged contact with oxygen or air. The substance polymerize on contact with sodium hydroxide, ammonia, butyl- and dibutylamine, inorganic acids. Reacts with oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


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

    INHALATION RISK:
    No indication can be given about the rate in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C.

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

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 163°C
    Melting point: -85°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.85
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20°C: 0.07
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 200
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
    Flash point: 46°C c.c., 52°C o.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 180°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.85-7.2
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
    N O T E S
    Check for peroxides prior to distillation; eliminate if found.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35
    NFPA Code: H2; F2; R1;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0621 ETHYLHEXALDEHYDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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