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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLICSC: 0554
2-Propanol
Propan-2-ol
Isopropanol
Dimethylcarbinol
March 1999
CAS #: 67-63-0
UN #: 1219
EC Number: 200-661-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Highly flammable.  Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.  Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Sore throat. See Ingestion.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear 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 refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0554
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some plastics and rubber. 

Formula: C3H8O / CH3CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 60.1
Boiling point: 83°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.79
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 4.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.05
Flash point: 11.7°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 456°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in depression. Exposure far above the OEL could cause unconsciousness. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA; 400 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: 500 mg/m3, 200 ppm; peak limitation category: II(2); pregnancy risk group: C 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: F, Xi; R: 11-36-67; S: (2)-7-16-24/25-26; Note: 6 

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