Propylene tetramer

  • 1-Propene, tetramer
  • Tetrapropylene
  • Light Tetramer
Formula
(C3H6)4
Structure
Description
A colorless liquid.
Uses
Used to make other chemicals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6842-15-5
RTECS
UD1927500
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
2850
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H24
Formula mass
168.36
Density
0.2937 g/cm3 (20 C)
Surface tension
23.0 g/s2
Heat of vaporization
43.0 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-7470 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Keep container closed when not in use. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Flammables-area.
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 protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Attempt to stop leak if without undue personnel hazard. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
May react vigorously with strong oxidizing agents May react exothermically with reducing agents to release hydrogen gas.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Autoignition, °C
204
Fire fighting
Do not extinguish fire unless flow can be stopped. Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Solid streams of water may be ineffective. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
Fire potential
HIGHLY FLAMMABLE.
Hazards
Vapors may form explosive mixtures with air. Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapor explosion hazard indoors, outdoors or in sewers. May polymerize explosively when heated or involved in a fire. Runoff to sewer may create fire or explosion hazard. Containers may explode when heated. Many liquids are lighter than water. Substance may be transported hot.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
0
 
Flammability
1
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Vapors may cause dizziness or suffocation. May cause irritation or burns.
   Skin
May cause irritation or burns.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT lavage or induce vomiting; give vegetable oil and demulcents; call physician.
   Inhalation
Remove victim to fresh air.
   Skin
Wash with soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for 15 min.

Transport.
UN number
2850
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
PTT
 
Std. Transport #
4912675
 
IMO Chemical Code
17
IMO Pollution Category
B
IMO Hazard code
P