Flammable. Above 46°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking. Above 46°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment. Prevent build-up of electrostatic charges (e.g., by grounding).
Use powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water spray, carbon dioxide. In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Wear safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and particulates adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Collect leaking liquid in covered containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3; UN Pack Group: III
Fireproof. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS LIQUID.
Physical dangers As a result of flow, agitation, etc., electrostatic charges can be generated.
Chemical dangers Attacks plastics and rubber.
Molecular mass: 140.26
Boiling point: 172°C Melting point: -66°C Relative density (water = 1): 0.74 Solubility in water, g/100ml: (very poor) Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 0.23 Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.01 Flash point: 46°C c.c. Auto-ignition temperature: 210°C Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.5-5.4 Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 8 Viscosity: 1.1 mm²/s at 20°C
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol.
Effects of short-term exposure The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. If swallowed the substance easily enters the airways and could result in aspiration pneumonitis.
Inhalation risk No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure The substance defats the skin, which may cause dryness or cracking.
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in aquatic organisms. The substance may cause long-term effects in the aquatic environment. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.
Refer for medical attention if breathing difficulties and/or fever develop.
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