2,2'-Azobisisovaleronitrile

  • 2,2'-Azobis[2-methylbutanenitrile]
  • 2,2'-Azobis[2-methylbutyronitrile]
  • 2,2'-Dimethyl-2,2'-azodibutyronitrile
  • Azocatalyst M
  • Perkadox AMBN; V 59
  • Wako V 59
Formula
C10H16N4
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13472-08-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-740-8
RTECS
EK4818750
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
3030
Beilstein/Gmelin
1710306
Beilstein Reference
4-04-00-03380
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C10H16N4
Formula mass
192.30
Melting point, °C
57
Boiling point, °C
310
Critical temperature
482
Critical pressure
16.3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.38

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly closed container. Keep away from heat, sparks and open flames.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear protective gloves and clothing and safety goggles.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
ELIMINATE ignition sources and prevent all contact with the material. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Take up with inert, damp, noncombustible material using clean non-sparking tools and place into loosely covered plastic containers for later disposal. Contact specialist for clean-up or disposal instructions.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressure.
Incompatibilities
Keep away from strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Use water, carbon dioxide, dry chemical poweder or appropriate foam to fight fire.
Fire potential
Self-decomposition or self-ignition may be triggered by heat, chemical reaction, friction or impact. Self-accelerating decomposition may occur if the specific control temperature is not maintained.
Hazards
May explode or cause fire.
Combustion products
May produce irritating, toxic and/or corrosive gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Harmful if inhaled. May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash mouth out with water, provided that the person is conscious. Get medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
3030
Response guide
Hazard class
3.2