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Document ID (ISN)106335
CIS number 07-251
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Title Methyl ethyl ketone
Original title Metil etil cetona [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Consejo Colombiano de Seguridad, Cra. 20 No. 39 - 62, Bogotß D.C., Colombia, [ca 2006]. 4p. Illus.
Abstract Chemical safety data sheet for methyl ethyl ketone (butanone), The liquid and vapour of this substance are extremely flammable. Inhalation causes irritation of the nose and throat; inhalation of very high concentrations may cause depression of the central nervous system. Ingestion causes abdominal pain and aspiration into the lungs may cause severe lung damage. Contact with the skin causes irritation; the substance may be absorbed by the skin with possible systemic effects. The vapour causes eye irritation and contact with the liquid may cause painful irritation and damage to the eyes. Prolonged skin contact may cause dermatitis and prolonged exposure may result in effects on the central nervous system. Persons with pre-existing skin, eye or functional respiratory problems may be more susceptible to the effects of this substance.
Descriptors (primary) toxic effects; threshold limit values; toxicology; butanone; Colombia
Descriptors (secondary) neurotoxic effects; irritants; obstructive ventilatory impairment; central nervous system; data sheet; dermatitis; first aid; respiratory impairment; skin absorption
Document type B - Chemical safety information sheets
Country / State or ProvinceColombia
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Ketones
Occupational exposure limits