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PYRROLIDONEICSC: 0562
August 1997
CAS #: 616-45-52-Pyrrolidinone
2-Pyrrolidone
2-Ketopyrrolidine
2-Oxopyrrolidine
EINECS #: 210-483-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    NO open flames.    Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide.   

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation      
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Pain. Redness. Blurred vision.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & 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. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Ventilation along the floor. 
PACKAGING
 
PYRROLIDONE ICSC: 0562
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
LIGHT YELLOW LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes including nitrogen oxides. 

Formula: C4H7NO
Molecular mass: 85.1
Boiling point: 245°C
Melting point: 25°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.1
Solubility in water: good
Vapour pressure at 20°C: negligible
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 129°C o.c. 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body through the skin. 

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

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 or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
Also consult ICSC # 0513 (N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone). 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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