International Chemical Safety Cards

1-CHLOROBUTANE ICSC: 0703
1-CHLOROBUTANE
n-Butyl chloride
n-Propylcarbinyl chloride
C4H9Cl/CH3(CH2)3Cl
Molecular mass: 92.6
CAS # 109-69-3
RTECS # EJ6300000
ICSC # 0703
UN # 1127
EC # 602-059-00-3

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). 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. Drowsiness. 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.
    Safety spectacles 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
  • Abdominal cramps. Nausea.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. 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 wash away into sewer (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Fireproof. Separated from incompatible materials (see Chemical Dangers). Well closed.

    F symbol
    R: 11
    S: (2-)9-16-29
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0703 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

    1-CHLOROBUTANE ICSC: 0703

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes including hydrogen chloride and phosgene. Reacts slowly with water forming hydrochloric acid. Reacts violently with oxidants and powdered metals causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks aluminium and many plastics.

    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 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 77-79C
    Melting point: -123C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.89
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 12C: 0.066
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 10.7
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.2
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.2
    Flash point: -12C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 240C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-10.1
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.64
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-667
    NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0703 1-CHLOROBUTANE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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