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GLUTARALDEHYDEICSC: 0158
April 2017
CAS #: 111-30-81,5-Pentanedial
Glutaric dialdehyde
Glutaral
1,3-Diformylpropane
UN #: 2810
EINECS #: 203-856-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    See Chemical Dangers.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT! FIRST AID: USE PERSONAL PROTECTION. 
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Headache. Laboured breathing. Wheezing. Nausea.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Skin burns.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Wear protective gloves when administering first aid. Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower for at least 15 minutes. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Burns. Corneal damage.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer immediately for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Diarrhoea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Toxic if swallowed, in contact with skin or if inhaled
Causes skin and eye irritation
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled
May cause respiratory irritation
Very toxic to aquatic life 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Store only in original container. Well closed. Separated from food and feedstuffs, incompatible materials and amines. Separated from strong oxidizers and strong bases. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Keep in the dark. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
GLUTARALDEHYDE ICSC: 0158
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
CLEAR VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance is a strong reducing agent. It reacts with strong bases, strong acids and strong oxidants. 

Formula: C5H8O2 / OHC(CH2)3CHO
Molecular mass: 100.1
Decomposes at 187-189°C
Melting point: -14°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 2.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.22  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation may cause asthma. See Notes. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.05 ppm as STEL; (SEN); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen).
MAK: 0.21 mg/m3, 0.05 ppm; peak limitation category: I(2); sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (SAH); carcinogen category: 4; pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
The applying occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure.
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
See ICSC 0352. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 23/25-34-42/43-50; S: (1/2)-26-36/37/39-45-61 

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