- Isopropyl ether
- Diisopropyl oxide
Clear, colorless liquid, sharp, sweet, ether-like odor.
Solvent for animal, vegetable, mineral oils, waxes and resins, extraction of acetic acid from aq solutions, solvent for dyes in presence of small amt of alcohol, spotting compositions, paintermediate & varnish, rubber cements.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Highly flammable; May form explosive peroxides; Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking; Vapours may cause drowsiness and dizziness
R 11 19 66 67
S 9 16 29 33
Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
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Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
149 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
15.7% at 20 C
8.0 (butyl acetate=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold 0.07 mg/m3
0.726 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
2 g/L (20 C)
0.273 cp at 20 deg f
1.36888 (20 C)
1.3 D (20 C)
3.8 (25 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of fusion
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 tightly closed container. Purge container with nitrogen before resealing. Keep dry. Keep under a nitrogen blanket. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from strong acids. Flammables-area.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Ground and bond containers when transferring material. Use spark-proof tools and explosion proof equipment. Loosen closure cautiously before opening. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Store protected from light. If peroxide formation is suspected, do not open or move container. 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 protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
A half-face organic vapor respirator may be worn for up to ten times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. A full-face piece organic vapor respirator may be worn up to 50 times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-face piece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator.
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Remove all sources of ignition.
Stabilized with ~0.01% BHT. Unstabilized material: contact with air may form explosive peroxides that may detonate when heated or shocked.
Air, oxygen, chlorosulfonic acid, nitric acid. Contact with oxidizers may cause explosions or fire.
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, peroxides.
Upper exp. limit, %
Lower exp. limit, %
Wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode. Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Solid streams of water may spread fire. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Use alcohol foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Flammable liquid and vapor.
Vapor is heavier than air and may travel a considerable distance to a source of ignition and flash back. Containers may explode when heated.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
TLV: 250 ppm; 1040 mg/m3; STEL: 310 ppm; 1300 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1995-1996). OSHA PEL: TWA 500 ppm (2100 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: TWA 500 ppm (2100 mg/m3) NIOSH IDLH: 1400 ppm LEL
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.
Aspiration hazard. May cause irritation of the digestive tract. Symptoms may include: headache, excitement, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, stupor, and coma. 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. Aspiration of material into the lungs may cause chemical pneumonitis, which may be fatal. May cause effects similar to those of acute inhalation.
Inhalation of high concentrations may cause central nervous system effects characterized by headache, dizziness, unconsciousness and coma. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause narcotic effects in high concentration. May cause drowsiness, unconsciousness, and central nervous system depression.
Causes irritation. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain. May be absorbed through the skin to produce symptoms paralleling ingestion.
Vapors and liquid cause irritation, redness, and pain.
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.
Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse. Rinse area with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.