Vinyl isobutyl ether

  • 1-(Ethenyloxy)-2-methylpropane
  • Isobutyl vinyl ether
Formula
C6H12O
Structure
Description
A clear colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
109-53-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-678-8
RTECS
KO1300000
RTECS class
Other
UN (DOT)
1304
Beilstein/Gmelin
1560159
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-02054
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-2300
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H12O
Formula mass
100.18
Melting point, °C
-112
Boiling point, °C
82 - 83
Vapor pressure, mmHg
77 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
3.45
Critical temperature
252
Critical pressure
31.8
Density
0.7645 g/cm3 (2 C)
Solubility in water
700 mg/L
Viscosity
0.47 cp (20 C)
Surface tension
20.54 g/s2 (20 C)
Refractive index
1.394 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.92
Heat of vaporization
31.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
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 disperse vapors and dilute standing pools of liquid. Apply water spray or mist to knock down vapors. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Dike surface flow using soil, sand bags, foamed polyurethane, or foamed concrete. Absorb bulk liquid with fly ash, cement powder, or commercial sorbents. Water spill: Use natural barriers or oil spill control booms to limit spill travel. Remove trapped material with suction hoses.
Stability
Polymerizes easily.
Incompatibilities
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, and strong acids.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
-9
Autoignition, °C
195
Upper exp. limit, %
7.8
Lower exp. limit, %
1.4
Fire fighting
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 foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.
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.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
3
 
 
Reactivity
2
 

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

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash skin with soap and water. Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes
   Eyes
Flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
1304
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
II
 
Std. Transport #
4907267