Vinyl propionate

  • Propanoic acid, ethenyl ester
  • Propanoic acid ethenyl ester
  • Propionic acid, vinyl ester
Formula
C5H8O2
Structure
Description
Colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
105-38-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-293-5
S 16 23 33
RTECS
UF8575000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Primary Irritant
UN (DOT)
3272
Beilstein/Gmelin
1741731
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00711
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8714
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H8O2
Formula mass
100.13
Boiling point, °C
90 - 95
Vapor pressure, mmHg
50 (25 C)
Density
0.9205 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Refractive index
1.4039 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.26
Heat of vaporization
33.3 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry location.
Handling
Laboratory use only by trained individuals.
Protection
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area. Wear approved protective equipment. Absorb on vermiculite or other inter material. Sweep up and place in an approved container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon, toxic and corrosive fumes.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
13
Upper exp. limit, %
11.8
Lower exp. limit, %
1.7
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Health
2
 
Flammability
3
 
 
Reactivity
2
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation.
   Skin
Irritant
   Eyes
Irritant

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
UN number
3272
Response guide
13 Vinyl acetate