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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0554
Date of Peer Review: March 1999

2-Propanol
Propan-2-ol
Isopropanol
Dimethylcarbinol
CAS # 67-63-0 C3H8O / CH3CHOHCH3
RTECS # NT8050000 Molecular mass: 60.1
UN # 1219
EC Index # 603-117-00-0
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.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


Inhalation Cough. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Sore throat. (See Ingestion).
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Dry skin.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Unconsciousness. Vomiting. (Further see Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
EU Classification
Symbol: F, Xi
R: 11-36-67
S: (2-)-7-16-24/25-26
Note: [6]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S1219
NFPA Code: H1; F3; R0;
Fireproof. Separated from strong oxidants. Cool. Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL ICSC: 0554
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour mixes well with air, explosive mixtures are easily formed.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong oxidants. Attacks some plastic, rubber.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 200 ppm as TWA; 400 ppm as STEL; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 200 ppm, 500 mg/m; Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C; on spraying or dispersing, however, much faster.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, resulting in depression. Exposure far above the OEL may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 83C
Melting point: -90C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.79
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 4.4
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 2.1
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.05
Flash point: 11.7C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 456C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 2-12
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.05
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Use of alcoholic beverages enhances the harmful effect.
Card has been partly updated in October 2004 and 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 2005
See Also:
        1-Propanol (CHEMINFO)
        1-Propanol (EHC 102, 1990)
        2-Propanol (CHEMINFO)
        2-Propanol (EHC 103, 1990)