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GLUTARALDEHYDE ICSC: 0158
Date of Peer Review: April 2000

1,5-Pentanedial
Glutaric dialdehyde
Glutaral
CAS # 111-30-8 C5H8O2 / OHC(CH2)3CHO
RTECS # MA2450000 Molecular mass: 100.1
UN # 2810
EC Index # 605-022-00-X
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Headache. Laboured breathing. Nausea. Wheezing.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles 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. Nausea. Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Wash away remainder with plenty of water. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 23/25-34-42/43-50
S: (1/2-)-26-36/37/39-45-61
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT1-III
Separated from food and feedstuffs.
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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GLUTARALDEHYDE ICSC: 0158
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
CLEAR VISCOUS COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.05 ppm (Ceiling value); A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); SEN; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 0.05 ppm, 0.21 mg/m; Peak limitation category: I(2); sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (Sah); Carcinogen category: 4; Pregnancy risk group: C; (DFG 2005).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma (see Notes).
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point (decomposes): 187-189C
Melting point: -14C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water: miscible
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 2.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.5
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: -0.22
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
The applying occupational exposure limit value should not be exceeded during any part of the working exposure. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should never again come into contact with this substance. See also ICSC0352 Glutaraldehyde (50% solution). Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
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