PLANT SAFETY . Product Identification Synonyms Dimethylketone propanone dimethylketal CAS No. Molecular Weight . Chemical Formula CHCO . Composition/Information on Ingredients Ingredient CAS No Acetone Percent Hazardous Yes . Hazards Identification Emergency Overview DANGER EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOR. VAPOR MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. AFFECTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. SAFTDATAtm Ratings Provided here for convenience Health Rating Moderate Flammability Rating Severe Flammable Reactivity Rating None Contact Rating Severe Lab Protective Equip GOGGLES amp SHIELD LAB COAT amp APRON VENT HOOD PROPER GLOVES CLASS B EXTINGUISHER Storage Color Code Red Flammable If breathing is difficult. keep head below hips to prevent aspiration into lungs. May cause coughing. give oxygen. Aspiration into lungs can produce severe lung damage and is a medical emergency. and unconsciousness. Splashes may cause severe irritation. with stinging. If swallowed. trichloroethane. such as chloroform. First Aid Measures Inhalation Remove to fresh air. dullness. give artificial respiration.Potential Health Effects Inhalation Inhalation of vapors irritates the respiratory tract. Get medical attention. Ingestion Swallowing small amounts is not likely to produce harmful effects. redness and pain. Skin Contact Irritating due to defatting action on skin. . Aggravation of Preexisting Conditions Use of alcoholic beverages enhances toxic effects. nausea and vomiting. Ingestion of larger amounts may produce abdominal pain. . pain. tearing. drying and cracking of the skin. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Other symptoms are expected to parallel inhalation. Causes redness. If vomiting occurs. Chronic Exposure Prolonged or repeated skin contact may produce severe irritation or dermatitis. Eye Contact Vapors are irritating to the eyes. vomiting may occur spontaneously. Call a physician immediately. Higher concentrations can produce central nervous system depression. Exposure may increase the toxic potential of chlorinated hydrocarbons. but DO NOT INDUCE. If not breathing. Ingestion Aspiration hazard. narcosis. and headache. dizziness. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Water may be ineffective. . g. Sealed containers may rupture when heated. Contain and recover liquid when possible. Get medical attention. . Collect liquid in an appropriate container or absorb with an inert material e. Extremely Flammable Liquid and Vapor Vapor may cause flash fire. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. vaporair mixtures are explosive within flammable limits noted above. alcohol foam or carbon dioxide. uel . Vapors can flow along surfaces to distant ignition source and flash back. Keep unnecessary and unprotected personnel from entering. This material may produce a floating fire hazard. Water spray may be used to keep fire exposed containers cool. Special Information In the event of a fire. Sensitive to static discharge. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section . Remove all sources of ignition. dry sand. Do not use . Get medical attention. vermiculite. Isolate hazard area. protect personnel attempting to stop leak and disperse vapors.Skin Contact Immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least minutes.. and place in a chemical waste container. Contact with strong oxidizers may cause fire. lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Accidental Release Measures Ventilate area of leak or spill. Fire Fighting Measures Fire Flash point C F CC Autoignition temperature C F Flammable limits in air by volume lel .. earth. wear full protective clothing and NIOSHapproved selfcontained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode. Use nonsparking tools and equipment. Eye Contact Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least minutes. dilute spills to nonflammable mixtures. Fire Extinguishing Media Dry chemical. Explosion Above flash point. Wash clothing before reuse. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known. Outside or detached storage is preferred. water and air in excess of reportable quantities. dry wellventilated location. airsupplied respirator. for details. or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier. away from any area where the fire hazard may be acute.combustible materials. use water spray to disperse the vapors. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues vapors. Use nonsparking type tools and equipment. . Please refer to the ACGIH document. US Regulations CERCLA require reporting spills and releases to soil. . observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product. Storage and use areas should be No Smoking areas. A Manual of Recommended Practices. and to flush spills away from exposures. to protect personnel attempting to stop leak. Personal Respirators NIOSH Approved If the exposure limit is exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible. whichever is lowest. preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. A fullface piece organic vapor respirator may be worn up to times the exposure limit. such as saw dust. Industrial Ventilation. Store in a cool. Do not flush to sewer If a leak or spill has not ignited. WARNING Airpurifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygendeficient atmospheres. Containers should be bonded and grounded for transfers to avoid static sparks. ppm STEL A . Handling and Storage Protect against physical damage.not classifiable as a human carcinogen Ventilation System A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. . Separate from incompatibles. including explosion proof ventilation. whichever is lowest. liquid. use a fullface piece positivepressure. or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier. most recent edition. a halfface organic vapor respirator may be worn for up to ten times the exposure limit. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Airborne Exposure Limits Acetone OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit PEL ppm TWA ACGIH Threshold Limit Value TLV ppm TWA. Maintain eye wash fountain and quickdrench facilities in work area. volatile liquid. including boots. Physical and Chemical Properties Appearance Clear. Volatiles by volume C F Boiling Point .C F Evaporation Rate BuAc ca. gloves. Eye Protection Use chemical safety goggles and/or a full face shield where splashing is possible. lab coat. mintlike Solubility Miscible in all proportions in water. colorless. . to prevent skin contact.C F mm Hg Melting Point C F Vapor Density Air . Specific Gravity . as appropriate.Skin Protection Wear impervious protective clothing. Vapor Pressure mm Hg . Odor Fragrant. . apron or coveralls. C/C pH No information found. . This . Irritation eye rabbit. Hazardous Polymerization Will not occur. this material is expected to quickly evaporate. Inhalation rat LC . this material is expected to readily biodegrade. acids. mg severe. alkalis. chloroform. this material is expected to leach into groundwater.mg/m. Stability and Reactivity Stability Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage. mutagen. investigated as a tumorigen. flames. ignition sources and incompatibles. chlorine compounds. this material is expected to readily biodegrade. Cancer ListsNTP CarcinogenIngredient Known Anticipated IARC Category Acetone No No None . Ecological Information Environmental Fate When released into the soil. . When released to water. Incompatibilities Concentrated nitric and sulfuric acid mixtures. reproductive effector. Toxicological Information Oral rat LD mg/kg. Standard Draize. oxidizing materials. When released into water. When released into the soil. Hazardous Decomposition Products Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may form when heated to decomposition. this material is expected to quickly evaporate. Conditions to Avoid Heat.. potassium tbutoxide. When released into the soil. state and local requirements. When released into the air. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal.O.T. When released into the air.material has a log octanolwater partition coefficient of less than . Proper Shipping Name ACETONE Hazard Class UN/NA UN Packing Group II Information reported for product/size L International Water. Proper Shipping Name ACETONE Hazard Class UN/NA UN Packing Group II Information reported for product/size L . Disposal Considerations Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be handled as hazardous waste and sent to a RCRA approved incinerator or disposed in a RCRA approved waste facility. When released into the air. this material may be moderately degraded by photolysis. Environmental Toxicity This material is not expected to be toxic to aquatic life. this material is expected to be readily removed from the atmosphere by wet deposition.O.. D. .M. use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. . Processing. This material is not expected to significantly bioaccumulate. I. The LC/hour values for fish are over mg/l. this material may be moderately degraded by reaction with photochemically produced hydroxyl radicals. Transport Information Domestic Land. but DO NOT INDUCE.. If inhaled. Call a physician immediately. keep head below hips to prevent aspiration into lungs. give artificial respiration. Product Use Laboratory Reagent. immediately flush eyes or skin with plenty of water for at least minutes. Avoid breathing vapor. sparks and flame. If not breathing. HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. Revision Information No Changes. get medical attention. AFFECTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. Avoid contact with eyes. Use only with adequate ventilation. If vomiting occurs. In all cases. remove to fresh air. Label First Aid Aspiration hazard. . skin and clothing. vomiting may occur spontaneously. Keep container closed. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. If breathing is difficult. In case of contact. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN. VAPOR MAY CAUSE FLASH FIRE. Label Precautions Keep away from heat. give oxygen. Other Information NFPA Ratings Health Flammability Reactivity Label Hazard Warning DANGER EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE LIQUID AND VAPOR. If swallowed. Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash clothing before reuse.