Highly flammable. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire. Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. NO contact with oxidizing agents. Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding). Use non-sparking handtools.
Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
Cough. Sore throat.
Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
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.
Abdominal pain. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Do NOT wash away into sewer.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: II
Fireproof. Cool. Separated from oxidants.
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. As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.
Chemical dangers Decomposes on heating. This produces irritating fumes. Reacts with oxidants. This generates fire hazard.
Formula: C4H8O2 / C2H5COOCH3
Molecular mass: 88.1
Boiling point: 80°C Melting point: -88°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.92 Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 8.5 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3 Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.2 Flash point: -2°C c.c. Auto-ignition temperature: 469°C Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.5-13.0 Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.82
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is irritating to the respiratory tract, skin and eyes.
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 long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
This substance is used as a strawberry flavour in food.
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