NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

n-Propyl acetate CAS 109-60-4
CH3COOCH2CH2CH3 RTECS AJ3675000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Propylacetate, n-Propyl ester of acetic acid
DOT ID & Guide
1276 129
Exposure
Limits
NIOSH REL: TWA 200 ppm (840 mg/m3) ST 250 ppm (1050 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: TWA 200 ppm (840 mg/m3)
IDLH 1700 ppm Conversion 1 ppm = 4.18 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless liquid with a mild, fruity odor.
MW: 102.2
BP: 215°F
FRZ: -134°F
Sol: 2%
VP: 25 mmHg
IP: 10.04 eV

Sp.Gr: 0.84
Fl.P: 55°F
UEL: 8%
LEL(100°F): 1.7%

Class IB Flammable Liquid: Fl.P. below 73F and BP at or above 100F.
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 (flammable)
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 1700 ppm: (APF = 25) Any supplied-air respirator operated in a continuous-flow mode/(APF = 50) Any chemical cartridge respirator with a full facepiece and 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 = 50) Any self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece/(APF = 50) Any supplied-air respirator 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 In animals: irritation eyes, nose, throat; narcosis; dermatitis
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
See also: INTRODUCTION