Physical dangers The gas is heavier than air and may accumulate in lowered spaces causing a deficiency of oxygen.
Atomic mass: 39.95
Boiling point: -185.9°C Melting point: -189.2°C Solubility in water, ml/100ml at 20°C: 3.4 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 1.66 Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.94
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.
Effects of short-term exposure Asphyxiation. The liquid may cause frostbite.
Inhalation risk On loss of containment this substance can cause suffocation by lowering the oxygen content of the air in confined areas.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
Other UN number: 1006 Argon, compressed. High concentrations in the air cause a deficiency of oxygen with the risk of unconsciousness or death. Check oxygen content before entering area.
All rights reserved. The published material is being distributed without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.
Neither ILO nor WHO nor the European Commission shall be responsible for the interpretation and use of the information contained in this material.