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PROPYLENE GLYCOL DINITRATE ICSC: 1392
Date of Peer Review: October 2001

1,2-Propanediol dinitrate
PGDN
CAS # 6423-43-4 C3H6N2O6 / CH3CHONO2CH2ONO2
RTECS # TY6300000 Molecular mass: 166.09
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Explosive. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion.
Do NOT expose to friction or shock.
In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. Combat fire from a sheltered position.
EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
Inhalation Blue lips or finger nails. Blue skin. Confusion. Convulsions. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Unconsciousness.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention.
Skin MAY BE ABSORBED! (See Inhalation).
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Face shield 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 (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in sealable containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE

Fireproof.
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 2004

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PROPYLENE GLYCOL DINITRATE ICSC: 1392
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS LIQUID, WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Heating may cause violent combustion or explosion. May explosively decompose on shock, friction, or concussion. On combustion, forms toxic and corrosive gases.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.05 ppm as TWA; (skin); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: 0.05 ppm, 0.3 mg/m; skin absorption (H); Peak limitation category: II(1); (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

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

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is mildly irritating to the eyes. The substance may cause effects on the blood, resulting in the formation of methaemoglobin. Medical observation is indicated. See Notes.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 121C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.2 at 25C
Solubility in water, g/100 ml: 0.1
Vapour pressure, Pa at 22.5C: 9.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.73
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20C (air = 1): 1
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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IPCS, CEC 2004