International Chemical Safety Cards

HEXANOIC ACID ICSC: 1167
HEXANOIC ACID
Butylacetic acid
Capronic acid
n-Caproic acid
C6H12O2/CH3(CH2)4COOH
Molecular mass: 116.16
CAS # 142-62-1
RTECS # MO5250000
ICSC # 1167
UN # 2829
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames. NO contact with oxidizing agents.
AFFF. Alcohol-resistant foam. Powder. Carbon dioxide. NO water.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with oxidizing agents.

In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS! AVOID EXPOSURE OF ADOLESCENTS AND CHILDREN!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Burning sensation. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
    Safety goggles, or face shield, 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 pain. Nausea. Sore throat. Vomiting.

    Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. 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, food and feedstuffs.
    Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    UN Hazard Class: 8
    UN Packing Group: III
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1167 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

    HEXANOIC ACID ICSC: 1167

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

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    May explode on heating. The substance is a medium strong acid. Reacts violently with oxidants (for instance chromium trioxide) causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts vigorously with bases causing heat and pressure rise hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin, 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 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Corrosive. The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin, and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. See Notes.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 205C
    Melting point: -3.4C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.93
    Solubility in water: moderate (1.1 g/100 ml at 20C)
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 24
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
    Flash point: 102C
    Auto-ignition temperature: 380C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-9.3
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.9
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    NOTES
    Explosive limits apply to raised temperatures. Data are insufficiently available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-80G20
    NFPA Code: H 2; F 1; R 0;
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1167 HEXANOIC ACID
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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