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ALLYL ALCOHOL
ICSC: 0095
Peer-Review Status: 13.04.2000 Validated
Vinyl carbinol
Propenyl alcohol
2-Propen-1-ol
3-Hydroxypropene 
CAS #: 107-18-6 RTECS #: BA5075000
UN #: 1098
EC #: 603-015-00-6
EINECS #: 203-470-7
    Formula: C3H6O / CH2=CHCH2OH
Molecular mass: 58.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 21°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 21°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE! PREVENT GENERATION OF MISTS!   
Inhalation Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! Pain. Blisters.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Loss of vision. Severe deep burns. Photophobia.  Wear face shield 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. Unconsciousness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Remove all ignition sources. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 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.  Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 10-23/24/25-36/37/38-50; S: (1/2)-36/37/39-38-45-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 3; UN Pack Group: I 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61S1098.
NFPA Code: H3; F3; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with carbon tetrachloride, nitric acid and chlorosulfonic acid. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.5ppm as TWA; (skin); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 3B; Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004). 

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

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

Effects of short-term exposure
Lachrymation. The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the muscles. This may result in local spasm and aching. The effects may be delayed. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys and liver. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 97°C
Melting point: -129°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 2.5
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.03
Flash point: 21°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 378°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.5-18.0
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.17  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The odour warning when the exposure limit value is exceeded is insufficient.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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