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DIESEL FUEL No. 2ICSC: 1561
October 2004
CAS #: 68476-34-6Fuels, Diesel, No. 2
Diesel oil No. 2
Gasoil - unspecified
UN #: 1202
EINECS #: 270-676-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  Above 52°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames.  Above 52°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry powder, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Dizziness. Headache. Nausea.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  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 See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. 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
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 

STORAGE
Well closed. 
PACKAGING
 
DIESEL FUEL No. 2 ICSC: 1561
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
BROWN SLIGHTLY VISCOUS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
 


Boiling point: 282-338°C
Melting point: -30 - -18°C
Density: 0.87-0.95 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.0005
Flash point: 52°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 254-285°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.6-6.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: >3.3  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. 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
The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking. 


Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 100 mg/m3, ppm, as TWA; (skin); A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans) 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Additives to Diesel fuel in winter may change physical and toxicological properties of the substance.
This card does not address Diesel exhaust. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: Xn; R: 40; S: (2)-36/37; Note: H 

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