International Chemical Safety Cards

ACETONE ICSC: 0087
ACETONE
2-Propanone
Dimethyl ketone
Methyl ketone
C3H6O/CH3-CO-CH3
Molecular mass: 58.1
CAS # 67-64-1
RTECS # AL3150000
ICSC # 0087
UN # 1090
EC # 606-001-00-8
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Highly flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, alcohol-resistant foam, water in large amounts, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Vapour/air mixtures are explosive.
Closed system, ventilation, explosion-proof electrical equipment and lighting. Do NOT use compressed air for filling, discharging, or handling.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


  • INHALATION
  • Sore throat. Cough. Confusion. Headache. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.
    Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Dry skin.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Possible corneal damage.
    Safety spectacles or face shield. Contact lenses should not be worn.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Nausea. Vomiting (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Ventilation. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Then wash away with plenty of water (extra personal protection: self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants.

    F symbol
    R: 11
    S: (2-)9-16-23-33
    UN Hazard Class: 3
    UN Packing Group: II
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0087 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS LIQUID , WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:
    The vapour is heavier than air and may travel along the ground; distant ignition possible.

    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance can form explosive peroxides on contact with strong oxidants such as acetic acid, nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide. Reacts with chloroform and bromoform under basic conditions, causing fire and explosion hazard. Attacks plastic.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: 750 ppm; 1780 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1993-1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and through the skin.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air can be reached rather quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C on dispersing however much faster.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The vapour irritates the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, liver, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the blood and bone marrow.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 56°C
    Melting point: -95°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 0.8
    Solubility in water: miscible
    Vapour pressure, kPa at 20°C: 24
    Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.0
    Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.2
    Flash point: -18°C c.c.
    Auto-ignition temperature: 465°C
    Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2.2-13
    Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.24
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30
    NFPA Code: H 1; F 3; R 0; .
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0087 ACETONE
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