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DECANE
ICSC: 0428
Peer-Review Status: 23.03.1998 Validated
n-Decane 
CAS #: 124-18-5 RTECS #: HD6550000
UN #: 2247
EINECS #: 204-686-4
    Formula: C10H22 / CH3(CH2)8CH3
Molecular mass: 142.3

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 46°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 46°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation   Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. 
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  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. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal or glass containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S2247 or 30GF1-III.
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0. 
Fireproof. Cool. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The liquid defats the skin. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 174.2°C
Melting point: -29.7°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25°C: 0.17
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.02
Flash point: 46°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 210°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-5.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.98 (estimated) 
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See section Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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