1-Isocyanopentane

  • Pentyl isocyanide
Formula
C6H11N
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
18971-59-0
11 23/24/25
16 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
1992
Beilstein/Gmelin
5490621
Beilstein Reference
3-04-00-00331

Properties.
Formula
C6H11N
Formula mass
97.16
Melting point, °C
-51.1
Boiling point, °C
155.5
Density
0.772 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
2.9 g/L (20 C)
Refractive index
 

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Store at 2-8 C
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with dry-lime, sand, or soda ash. Place in covered containers using non-sparking tools and transport outdoors. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Nitrogen oxides, Hydrogen cyanide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
-4
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Water spray. Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE: Will be easily ignited by heat, sparks or flames.
Hazards
Flammable liquid. Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
3
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Stench.
   Ingestion
Toxic if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Toxic if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Toxic if absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1992
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
II