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1-VINYL-2-PYRROLIDONE ICSC: 1478
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

Vinylbutyrolactam
1-Ethenylpyrrolidin-2-one
N-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidinone
CAS # 88-12-0 C6H9NO
RTECS # UY6107000 Molecular mass: 111.14
UN #
EC # 613-168-00-0
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Severe deep burns.
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. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Ventilation. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn
R: 20/21/22-37-40-41-48/20
S: 26-36/37/39
Note: [D]
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
NFPA Code: H0; F1; R0;
Separated from strong acids. Keep in the dark. Cool. Store only if stabilized.
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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1-VINYL-2-PYRROLIDONE ICSC: 1478
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS TO YELLOW LIQUID

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance may polymerize in the presence of air due to warming, under the influence of light and acid(s). The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic and corrosive gases (nitrogen oxides).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.05 ppm as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: skin absorption (H); Carcinogen category: 2; (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 will be reached quickly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

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

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver, resulting in liver impairment. Tumours have been detected in experimental animals but may not be relevant to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point at 1.3 kPa: 90-93C
Melting point: 13C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.04
Solubility in water: very good
Vapour pressure, Pa at 20C: 12
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.83
Flash point: 93C
Auto-ignition temperature: 364C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 1.4-10
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 0.4
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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IPCS, CEC 2004