3-Methoxypropionitrile

  • Propanenitrile, 3-methoxy
  • beta-Methoxypropionitrile
  • 1-Cyano-2-methoxyethane
  • 1-Methoxy-2-cyanoethane
  • 2-Cyanoethyl methyl ether
Formula
CH3OCH2CH2CN
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
110-67-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-790-7
EC Class
irritant
R 36/37/38
RTECS
TZ4870000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
1739284
Beilstein Reference
4-03-00-00708
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4796
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H7NO
Formula mass
85.11
Melting point, °C
-63
Boiling point, °C
165
Vapor pressure, mmHg
17 (30 C)
Density
0.9463 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
335 g/L
Surface tension
36.82 g/s2 (13 C)
Refractive index
1.4032 (20 C)
Heat of combustion
-2458 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
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 appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
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
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Disposal code
6
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Keep away from strong oxidizing agents, strong acids, strong bases.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
66
Autoignition, °C
390
Upper exp. limit, %
15.3
Lower exp. limit, %
1.9
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Will burn if involved in a fire. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.
Fire potential
Combustible Liquid.
Health
4
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
2926 90 95