International Chemical Safety Cards

n-AMYL ACETATE ICSC: 0218
n-AMYL ACETATE
n-Pentyl acetate
1-Pentyl acetate
Acetic acid, 1-pentyl ester
C7H14O2/CH3COO(CH2)4CH3
Molecular mass: 130.2
CAS # 628-63-7
RTECS # AJ1925000
ICSC # 0218
UN # 1104
EC # 607-130-70-2
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
AFFF, alcohol-resistant foam, powder, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 25C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 25C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
 
EXPOSURE


INHALATION Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
EYES Redness.
Face shield.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
INGESTION Nausea. Sore throat (further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink.
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.
Fireproof. Separated from oxidants. Do not store with plastics.

R: 10
S: (2-)23
Note: C
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Packing Group: III
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0218 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

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

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks many plastics.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
TLV: 100 ppm; 532 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).


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

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. Exposure at high levels may result in lowering of consciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 149C
Melting point: -71C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.88
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.65
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
Flash point: 25C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 375C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.1-7.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.18
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-581
NFPA Code: H 1; F 3; R 0;
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0218 n-AMYL ACETATE
IPCS, CEC, 1993
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