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3-METHYL-2-BUTANONEICSC: 0922
Methyl isopropyl ketone
2-Acetyl propane
April 2013
CAS #: 563-80-4
UN #: 2397
EC Number: 209-264-3

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

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

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Consult an expert! Personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in dry sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Highly flammable liquid and vapour
May be harmful if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
May be harmful if swallowed and enters airways 

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

STORAGE
Fireproof. Separated from flammable substances and strong oxidants. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
 
3-METHYL-2-BUTANONE ICSC: 0922
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible. The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces irritating fumes. Reacts vigorously with oxidants. 

Formula: C5H10O
Molecular mass: 86.13
Boiling point: 93-95°C
Melting point: -92°C
Density: 0.8 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.6 (poor)
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 5.5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.10
Flash point: -1°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 475°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.2-8
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.84
Viscosity: 0.63 mm²/s at 16°C 


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, skin and respiratory tract. If swallowed the substance may cause vomiting and could result in aspiration pneumonitis. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in lowering of consciousness. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
May cause skin dryness or cracking 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: 20 ppm as TWA 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: F; R: 11; S: (2)-9-16-33 

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