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Document ID (ISN)105573
CIS number 06-1169
ISBN(s) 2-551-22777-1
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Bilan de connaissances B-070
Author(s) Bégin D., Beaudry C., Gérin M.
Title The substitution of solvents with propylene carbonate
Original title La substitution des solvants par le carbonate de propylène [in French]
Bibliographic information Institut de recherche Robert Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), 505 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3A 3C2, Canada, 2005. 39p. Illus. 126 ref. Price: CAD 6.42. Downloadable version (PDF format) free of charge.
Internet access http://www.irsst.qc.ca/files/documents/PubIRSST/B-070.pdf [in French]
Abstract This report analyses published data on the occupational safety and health and environmental aspects of propylene carbonate. It aims to provide guidance for industrial hygienists and other safety and health specialists on its possible use as a substitute for traditional solvents. It is concluded that, given the low toxicity of propylene carbonate, in humans and in the environment, it constitutes an acceptable replacement for solvents such as flammable ketones (e.g. acetone, methyl ethyl ketone). However, the use of protective gloves and glasses is recommended.
Descriptors (primary) propylene carbonate; Quebec; substitution; organic solvents; toxicology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; Canada; report; criteria document; personal protective equipment; ecotoxicology; health hazards; first aid
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Heterocyclic compounds