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HEXANOIC ACIDICSC: 1167
Butylacetic acid
Capronic acid
n-Caproic acid
March 1998
CAS #: 142-62-1
UN #: 2829
EC Number: 205-550-7

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Combustible.    NO open flames. NO contact with strong oxidizing agents.    Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.   

 PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
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   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Rest. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 8; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and food and feedstuffs. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
HEXANOIC ACID ICSC: 1167
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
OILY COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance is a weak acid. Reacts violently with acids, strong bases and oxidants. 

Formula: C6H12O2 / CH3(CH2)4COOH
Molecular mass: 116.2
Boiling point: 205°C
Melting point: -3°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.93
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 1.1
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20°C: 27
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0
Flash point: 102°C o.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 380°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.3-9.3
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.88  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and through the skin. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

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. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
See Notes. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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