3-Methylfuran

Formula
C5H6O
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
930-27-8
RTECS
LU2630000
RTECS class
Other
Beilstein/Gmelin
104217
Beilstein Reference
5-17-01-00330

Properties.
Formula
C5H6O
Formula mass
82.10
Boiling point, °C
65 - 66
Density
0.923 g/cm3 (18 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.4255 (18 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Flammables-area.
Handling
Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
-22
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. Extinguishing media: Use dry chemical or foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Toxic if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation.

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

Transport.