NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

sec-Hexyl acetate CAS 108-84-9
C8H16O2 RTECS SA7525000
Synonyms & Trade Names
1,3-Dimethylbutyl acetate; Methylisoamyl acetate
DOT ID & Guide
1233 129
Exposure
Limits
NIOSH REL: TWA 50 ppm (300 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: TWA 50 ppm (300 mg/m3)
IDLH 500 ppm Conversion 1 ppm = 5.90 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a mild, pleasant, fruity odor.
MW: 144.2
BP: 297°F
FRZ: -83°F
Sol: 0.08%
VP: 3 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 0.86
Fl.P: 113°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class II Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 100F and below 140F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Nitrates; strong oxidizers, alkalis & acids
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 1450; OSHA 7
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation

First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush promptly
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH/OSHA
Up to 500 ppm: (APF = 10) Any chemical cartridge respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*/(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/(APF = 25) Any powered, air-purifying respirator with organic vapor cartridge(s)*/(APF = 10) Any supplied-air respirator*/(APF = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece
Emergency or planned entry into unknown concentrations or IDLH conditions: (APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode/(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape: (APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; headache; in animals: narcosis
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION