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BUTYL PROPIONATEICSC: 0556
Propanoic acid, butyl ester
Butyl propanoate
Propionic acid butyl ester
November 1998
CAS #: 590-01-2
UN #: 1914
EC Number: 209-669-5

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Flammable.  Above 32°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Above 32°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  Use powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 

   
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation   Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
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
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
BUTYL PROPIONATE ICSC: 0556
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: C7H14O2 / C2H5COOC4H9
Molecular mass: 130.2
Boiling point: 146°C
Melting point: -90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.9
Solubility in water: poor
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.38
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.5
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.00
Flash point: 32°C
Auto-ignition temperature: 425°C  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The vapour is irritating to the respiratory tract. 

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; on spraying, however, much faster. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 55°C.
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
R: 10; S: (2); Note: C 

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       Toxicological Abbreviations
       BUTYL PROPIONATE (JECFA Evaluation)