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BUTYL PROPIONATE
ICSC: 0556
Peer-Review Status: 24.11.1998 Validated
Propanoic acid, butyl ester
Butyl propanoate
Propionic acid butyl ester 
CAS #: 590-01-2 RTECS #: UE8245000
UN #: 1914
EC #: 607-029-00-3
EINECS #: 209-669-5
    Formula: C7H14O2 / C2H5COOC4H9
Molecular mass: 130.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 32°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 32°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
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.   
EC Classification
R: 10; S: (2); Note: C 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30G35.
NFPA Code: H2; F3; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will not or will only very slowly be reached on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying, however, much faster. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The vapour is irritating to the respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 146°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.38
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 32°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 425°C  
 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 55°C.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
       BUTYL PROPIONATE (JECFA Evaluation)