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BROMOACETONE
ICSC: 1074
Peer-Review Status: 22.04.2005 Validated
Bromo-2-propanone
Acetyl methyl bromide 
CAS #: 598-31-2 RTECS #: UC0525000
UN #: 1569
EINECS #: 209-928-2
    Formula: C3H5BrO
Molecular mass: 137.0

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Burning sensation. Cough. Sore throat. Laboured breathing.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Watering of the eyes. Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  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 Abdominal pain. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Cough. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 3; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GTF1-II.  Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. TURNS VIOLET ON EXPOSURE TO LIGHT. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces toxic fumes including hydrogen bromide. Reacts with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
See Notes. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 137°C
Melting point: -36.5°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.63
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 1.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.04
Flash point: 51.1°C
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.11  
 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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