International Chemical Safety Cards

ISOPROPYL ACETATE ICSC: 0907
ISOPROPYL ACETATE
Acetic acid, 1-methylethyl ester
2-Acetoxypropane
2-Propyl acetate
C5H10O2/(CH3)2CHCOOCH3
Molecular mass: 102.1
CAS # 108-21-4
RTECS # AI4930000
ICSC # 0907
UN # 1220
EC # 607-024-00-6
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. 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. Headache.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
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. Dizziness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable glass containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
Fireproof. Separated from oxidants. Cool.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
F symbol
R: 11
S: 16-23-29-33
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: II
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ICSC: 0907 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

ISOPROPYL ACETATE ICSC: 0907

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes slowly on contact with steel when exposed to air producing acetic acid and ispropyl alcohol. Reacts violently with oxidizing materials. Attacks many plastics.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
TLV: 250 ppm; 1040 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1991-1992).


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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The vapour irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. Swallowing the liquid may cause aspiration into the lungs with the risk of chemical pneumonitis. Exposure far above OEL could cause lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 89C
Melting point: -73C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.88
Solubility in water: moderate (4.3 g/100 ml at 27C
Vapour pressure, kPa at 17C: 5.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.15
Flash point: 2C (c.c.)C
Auto-ignition temperature: 460C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.8-7.8
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

NOTES
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-524
NFPA Code: H 1; F 3; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0907 ISOPROPYL ACETATE
IPCS, CEC, 1993
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