tert-Butyl nitrite

Formula
(CH3)3CONO
Structure
Description
Yellow clear liquid
Uses
Jet propellant.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
540-80-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-757-0
EC Index Number
007-019-00-3
EC Class
Highly flammable; Harmful
R 11 20/22
S 16 24 46
RTECS
RA0802000
RTECS class
Mutagen
UN (DOT)
2351
Merck
13,1582
Beilstein/Gmelin
1209339
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H9NO2
Formula mass
103.12
Boiling point, °C
61
Density
0.8670 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble
Refractive index
1.3687 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Refrigerator/flammables.
Handling
Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, while using/wearing the proper protective equipment.
Disposal code
1
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong reducing agents, strong acids, finely powdered metals.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, nitrogen.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
-11
Fire fighting
Wear approved SCBA in full pressure-demand and full protective gear. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed. The toxicological properties of this material have not been investigated. Use appropriate procedures to prevent opportunities for direct contact with the skin or eyes and to prevent inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT induce vomiting. Allow the victim to rinse his mouth and then to drink 2-4 cupfuls of water, and seek medical advice.
   Inhalation
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   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. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
2351
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2920 90 85