- Propenyl alcohol
- Vinyl carbinol
Colorless liquid, pungent, mustard-like odor, lachrymator.
Manufacture of flavorings, perfumes, to denature alcohol, fungicide, herbicide. A chain-transfer agent for polyvinylcaprolactam production.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Flammable; Toxic; Irritant; Dangerous for the Environment
R 10 23/24/25 36/37/38 50
S 36/37/39 38 45 61
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen; Primary Irritant
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
44 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Approximately 22400 ppm (22.4%) at 20 C (calculated)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold 0.78 ppm
0.854 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
2.145 cp at 0C
25.8 g/s2 @ 20 C in contact with air or vapor
1.41345 (20 C)
20.3 (16 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Heat of combustion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area.
B2 D1A D2B
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use only in a well ventilated area. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not ingest or inhale. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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.
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Use a spark-proof tool. A vapor suppressing foam may be used to reduce vapors.
May form explosive peroxides. May polymerize. Forms explosive mixture with air above 21 C.
Oxidizing agents, strong acids, acids, alkali metals, aluminum, amines, coatings, magnesium, plastics, rubber, sodium hydroxide, isocyanates, sodium, carbontetrachloride, chlorosulfonic acid, oleum, metallic halides, diallyl phosphide.
Carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
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. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Water may be ineffective. Material is lighter than water and a fire may be spread by the use of water. Extinguishing media: For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or alcohol-resistant foam. For large fires, use water spray, fog, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Water may be ineffective. Do NOT use straight streams of water.
Very flammable. Dangerous when exposed to heat or flame.
Allyl alcohol vapor may explode if ignited in confined areas. Combustion products may be poisonous. The vapor is heavier than air and flashback along vapor trail may occur. Gives off toxic fumes when heated. May react vigorously with oxidizing materials, carbon tetrachloride, acids, oleum, sodium hydroxide, diallyl phosphite, potassium chloride, or tri-n-bromomelamine.
When heated, it emits toxic fumes.
OSHA PEL: TWA 2 ppm (5 mg/m3) skin NIOSH REL: TWA 2 ppm (5 mg/m3) ST 4 ppm (10 mg/m3) skin NIOSH IDLH: 20 ppm
May cause liver and kidney damage. Effects may be delayed.
Harmful if swallowed. Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause central nervous system depression, characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible death due to respiratory failure.
Harmful if inhaled. May cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract with sore throat, coughing, shortness of breath and delayed lung edema. May cause pulmonary edema and severe respiratory disturbances. Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation.
Causes skin irritation. May be fatal if absorbed through the skin.
Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Temporary loss of vision. Severe deep burns. Sensitivity to light.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.