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DECANE ICSC: 0428
Date of Peer Review: March 1998

n-Decane
CAS # 124-18-5 C10H22 / CH3(CH2)8CH3
RTECS # HD6550000 Molecular mass: 142.3
UN # 2247
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, AFFF, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 46C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 46C use a closed system, ventilation, and explosion-proof electrical equipment.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE


Inhalation
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position.
Skin Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable metal or glass containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 3
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-30S2247 or 30GF1-III
NFPA Code: H0; F2; R0
Fireproof. Cool.
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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DECANE ICSC: 0428
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation 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:
If this liquid is swallowed, aspiration into the lungs may result in chemical pneumonitis.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The liquid defats the skin.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 174.2C
Melting point: -29.7C
Relative density (water = 1): 0.7
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 25C: 0.17
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 4.9
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1.02
Flash point: 46C c.c.
Auto-ignition temperature: 210C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 0.8-5.4
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 5.98 (estimated)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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