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PROPYLENE GLYCOL DINITRATE
ICSC: 1392
Peer-Review Status: 17.10.2001 Validated
1,2-Propanediol dinitrate
PGDN 
CAS #: 6423-43-4 RTECS #: TY6300000
EINECS #: 229-180-0
    Formula: C3H6N2O6 / CH3CHONO2CH2ONO2
Molecular mass: 166.09

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion. Explosive.  Do NOT expose to friction or shock.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position. 
 
EXPOSURE   STRICT HYGIENE!  IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR! 
Inhalation Blue lips, fingernails and skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! See Inhalation.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  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 See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Remove all ignition sources. 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
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Fireproof. 

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

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Heating may cause violent combustion or explosion. May decompose explosively on shock, friction or concussion. On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive gases. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.05ppm as TWA; (skin); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 0.05 ppm, 0.3 mg/m³; Peak limitation category: II(1); Skin absorption (H); (DFG 2004). 

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

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

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood. This may result in formation of methaemoglobin. Medical observation is indicated. See Notes. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 121°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.2 (25°C)
Solubility in water, g/100ml: 0.1
Vapour pressure, Pa at 22.5°C: 9.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.73
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1 
 

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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