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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
ICSC: 0554
Peer-Review Status: 23.03.1999 Validated
2-Propanol
Propan-2-ol
Isopropanol
Dimethylcarbinol 
CAS #: 67-63-0 RTECS #: NT8050000
UN #: 1219
EC #: 603-117-00-0
EINECS #: 200-661-7
    Formula: C3H8O / CH3CHOHCH3
Molecular mass: 60.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water in large amounts, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.  Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Sore throat. See Ingestion.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Dry skin.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles 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. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. Further see Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & 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.   
EC Classification
Symbol: F, Xi; R: 11-36-67; S: (2)-7-16-24/25-26; Note: 6 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: II 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1219.
NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID. 

Physical dangers
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed. 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some plastics and rubber. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA; 400 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 200 ppm, 500 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2004). 

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

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in depression. Exposure far above the OEL could cause unconsciousness. 

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


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 83°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.79
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 4.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.05
Flash point: 11.7°C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 456°C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05  
 

NOTES
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004 and 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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    See Also:
       Toxicological Abbreviations
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