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sec-HEXYL ACETATE
ICSC: 1335
Peer-Review Status: 23.11.1998 Validated
1,3-Dimethylbutyl acetate
Methylisoamyl acetate
Acetic acid, 1,3-dimethylbutyl ester
4-Methyl-2-pentanol, acetate 
CAS #: 108-84-9 RTECS #: SA7525000
UN #: 1233
EINECS #: 203-621-7
    Formula: C8H16O2 / CH3COOCH(CH3)CH2CH(CH3)2
Molecular mass: 144.2

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, alcohol-resistant foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 45°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 45°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 Cough. Sore throat.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion     Rinse mouth. 

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
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30GF1-III.
NFPA Code: H1; F2; R0. 
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 50ppm as TWA; (ACGIH 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. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. Exposure at high levels could cause unconsciousness. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 146°C
Melting point: -64°C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.86
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.0
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01
Flash point: 45°C c.c.
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.9-5.7 
 

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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